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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 163v

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Ecclesiastes the Preacher, crowned, raising right hand looks toward three men wearing hats, one gesturing with right hand. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, and strawberry, and inhabited by fantastic animal with fish tail, playing rebec, (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument) and by flying bird. Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on 2nd Sunday in August.

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