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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 52v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid animal with human hands, joined, wearing garment with flowing cape, astride fantastic animal; monkey holding quill (?) with right paw, and scroll with left paw, seated with legs crossed on bucket (?).
Text is from Psalm 57 (Vulg. 56), Hours of the Passion, 7. Vespers.

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