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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 49v

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Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, sits on architectural bench, raises right hand in blessing, and holds tripartite globe in left hand.
Scene against gold stippled background within initial D with ornament of foliage; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions, and sprigs of foliage.
In upper margin, dog pursuing rabbit.
In right margin, hybrid man wearing pointed hood, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In lower margin, hybrid duck with hooded human-headed tail confronting hooded hybrid man with griffin's wings, and heraldic escutcheon of Chetwynd (azure, a chevron between three mullets or).
In left margin, heraldic escutcheon of du Bois, variant (argent, two bars and a canton gules, within a bordure engrailed or).

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