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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 378r

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Virgin Mary: Assumption -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands is flanked and supported by eight angels, all amid rays. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including bladder cherry, daisy, rose, grapes, viola, and strawberry, and inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal aiming gun (?). Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on 08.15, feast of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

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