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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 56v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: man, tonsured, wearing only drawers or loincloth, seated on pillow, supporting himself with left hand, extending right hand, lifting right leg; half-figure of winged man, wearing hood, holding staff with right hand and extending left hand, emerging from flower.
Text is from Psalm 39 (Vulg., 40), Hours of the Passion, 8. Compline.

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