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Book of Hours
France, possibly Lille, ca. 1445
M.304 fol. 96r

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Christ: Ascension -- Within initial D, feet of Christ and hem of garment are visible among rays above imprint of His feet on hillock flanked by 13 apostles and Virgin Mary, all nimbed, three kneeling with raised hands.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid man with bird body wearing hood, playing lute; dove; nude archer aiming arrow at the dove; dog, wearing collar, standing on hind legs before man wearing hood and hat, playing pipe and tabor.

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