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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 219r

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Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid man, wearing flowing knotted headdress, playing gittern with plectrum; quadruped, mouth open, standing on hind feet, front feet on back of crouching man, head turned back looking at the animal.
Text is from Psalm 25 (Vulg. 24), Office of the Dead, Matins, 2nd Nocturn.

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