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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 43v

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Initial D enclosing head of man.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: fantastic animal, emerging from flower, either wearing blindfold or lacking eyes and wearing headdress, with either short trunk or long bill on face, holding drumstick in each hand on either side of body; man wearing hat, crouching on foliage.

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