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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 214v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half figure of animal emerging from foliage playing bagpipe (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument); hybrid monkey with fish tail, playing pipe, holding bannered trumpet (?) with left hand over left shoulder.
Text is from Psalm 7, Office of the Dead, Matins.

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