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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 406r

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Saints, many only top of nimbi visible, including pope, wearing triple-crowned tiara, vestments and gloves, raising right hand in blessing, holding double-barred cross with left hand; apostle (?); clerics, tonsured; soldier holding spear with right hand and shield with left hand; and crowned king. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle, strawberry, campanula, bladder cherry, viola, campion, and daisy, and inhabited by bird and by hybrid wild man with bat wings playing lute (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument). Text is invitatory for Matins on 11.01, feast of All Saints.

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