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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 209v

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Of six men kneeling, one holds open book with both hands (reading) and another, with joined hands raised, kneels before prie-dieu on which is open book (praying). Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including grapes, strawberry, daisy, campion, bladder cherry, and thistle, and inhabited by fantastic animal playing rebec (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument), and by hybrid bird with face on breast. Text is hymn for None on Sunday.

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