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France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 189v

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Initial D enclosing Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding nude Christ Child, nimbed, His right arm around her neck, His right cheek touching her left cheek.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: man, kneeling, playing bagpipe; fantastic animal, with porcupine like spines on his back.

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