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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 121r

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In upper left corner, God, as half-figure, crossed nimbus, crowned (?), raising right hand, holding cross-surmounted globe with left hand, emerges from cloud-edged arc of Heaven. Below, man, hands raised, knotted sash at waist, looks up toward God. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry, thistle, campanula, red currant, grapes, and rose, and inhabited by wild man, wearing hat, playing rebec, (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument) and by butterfly (?). Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on 3rd Sunday after Easter.

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