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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 156v

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Initial B enclosing head of youth or boy.
Initial B enclosing head of man.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid man, looking upward, holding small round shield (buckler) with left hand, holding cloak with right hand on ground, wearing purse at waist; hybrid animal with human hand, raising scimitar with right hand, holding shield with left hand, wearing purse at waist.

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