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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 196r

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Initial D enclosing half-figures of Mary Cleophas and Mary Salome, both nimbed, and holding ointment jars, one with wimple.
Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of nude youth, emerging from foliage, holding human-faced shield with left hand and spear with right hand; half-figure of man emerging from foliage, wearing hat, raising mace over monkey.

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