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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 225r

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Of three men wearing hats, two stand behind table, one, mouth open showing teeth, raising right hand, resting left hand on the table; the third man, right hand is on table, one of three stones (?) on his hand, possibly gambling. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including bladder cherry, daisy, strawberry, campion, thistle, and viola, and inhabited by wild man (woman?) with bat wings, and winged fantastic animal aiming arrow in bow. Text is beginning of Psalm 53 (Vulg., 52), in Matins for Wednesday.

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