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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 184r

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Virgin Mary: reading -- Initial B enclosing half-figure of Virgin Mary, nimbed, looking at open book held in left hand.
Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid animal with tail terminating with bird head; hybrid man wearing headdress, grasping with left hand, tail terminating with animal head.

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