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Additional 37049 f. 19v Man, unicorn and dragon
Man, unicorn and dragon
Description: Emblematic drawing of a man in a tree (man's life) pursued by a unicorn (death), taking honey (worldly vanities), while a white mouse (day) and a black mouse (night) gnaw at the trunk. Four serpents beneath represent the four elements, and a dragonís open mouth awaits victims. 
Origin: England, N. 


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