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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 53v

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Apostle Paul, nimbed, indicating with right hand text in book open face out, stands in landscape. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, bladder cherry, thistle, cornflower, holly with berries, and viola, and inhabited by bird and fantastic animal. Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on Sunday in 5th week of Epiphany season.

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