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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 141v

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Initial S enclosing head of woman wearing hairnet.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of man, wearing turban-like headdress, emerging from foliage, extending right hand, raising object with left hand; woman wearing headdress, holding lance or staff with right hand, leaning backward, astride dog (Scene, Burlesque: Riding).

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