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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1400
MS M.264 fol. 1r

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1) Month, Occupation: January -- Two-headed Janus, one head eating, one head drinking from goblet, sits behind table set with vessels, knife, meat, and fish. Scene title POTO.
2) Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Male figure, labelled AQUARIUS, empties water from container held in each hand. .
Scenes against decorated backgrounds within barbed quatrefoils.
Initials KL and margins decorated with foliate ornament.

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