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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1470
MS M.28 fol. 39r

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Amid foliate ornament in margins are goldfinch; monkey, walking upright with staff in both hands, carrying at least three baby monkeys in basket on its back; peacock with tail fanned out; and dragon flanked by two hybrid men, one wearing hat, aiming crossbow at the dragon, and the other wearing hood, stabbing dragon in the mouth with spear.

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