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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 162r

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Solomon, crowned, seated on draped bench, writing in open book supported by pillow on draped desk. Books, two open, on shelf behind him on wall. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle, holly, campanula, cornflower, grape, strawberry, rose and daisy, and inhabited by fantastic bird and by fox or dog standing upright holding object with front paws. Text is for Matins on Sunday after Pentecost.

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