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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 161r

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Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: centaur-like hybrid animal, holding scimitar (?) with right hand and shield with left; half-figure of youthful man, wearing armor, holding bannered spear with right hand and shield (?) with left hand, emerging from foliage.
Text is from prayer to the Virgin.

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