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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 248v

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Initial O enclosing head of woman.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of dark skinned man (?) holding scroll; fantastic animal, wearing scarf of flowing drapery, holding mirror (?) with right front paw.
Text is prayer that follows Seven Verses of Bernard of Clairvaux.

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