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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 241v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of man wearing band with feather around head, emerging from foliage, raising red sword with right hand, holding at left side, human-faced shield; hybrid man wearing headdress, flowing knotted sash at waist, walking with animal feet on.
Text is from Psalm 148 (Vulg., 148), Office of the Dead, 3. Lauds.

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