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Book of Hours
England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 29r

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Ages of Man: Eight (Second Age) -- Woman as questioner, wearing vair-lined headdress and wimple, holds scroll, inscribed KAY REMINES TU BEU PIRE, in her left hand and raises her right hand. She stands beside pet dog. Youth, as respondent, combs his hair with his left hand and holds mirror in his raised right hand, before scroll, inscribed SI IESU BEYS EA LINE.
Scene with gold punched background, within initial D decorated with geometric ornament and diapered spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliage.

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