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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 206r

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Initial M enclosing head of man.
Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: merman, wearing hat, with knotted sash around neck and waist, holding bannered spear; two legged dragon, tongue protruding from mouth, reclining on its back, its tail straddled by man wearing cap with chinstrap, holding shield with left hand and raising sword with right hand.

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