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Hybrid Bird.
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1440
MS M.357. Fol. 167v

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Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by hybrid bird with head of cock, half-figure of man wearing bi-color tunic, with hand crutch in each hand, and hybrid animal with body of pig with bird legs. Text framed on three sides by gold bars decorated with flowers and intertwining vines.
Text is end of Sext and beginning of None for Saturday Hours of the Virgin.

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