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Book of Hours
England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 72r

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Ages of Man: Eight (Seventh Age) -- Woman as questioner, wearing pointed hood and wimple, holds scroll, inscribed POUR QUAI VA TU EN DECLIN, in her left hand and raises her right hand. Bent old man, wearing hood, as respondent, holds tau-staff in his left hand and holds scroll, inscribed SA UER POEIET PRES ET, in his raised right hand.
Scene with gold punched background, within initial D decorated with geometric ornament and diapered spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliage.

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