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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 89v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: plucked bird (?) impaled on spear held in left hand of man, raising stick with right hand, looking back over right shoulder at dog biting end of his hood; man, crouching under long handled pan held by left hand of bishop, mitered, holding stick in the pan, with right hand.
Text is from Hours of the Virgin, 1. Matins, Hymn.

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