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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 1r

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Margin, lower:
Month, Occupation: January -- Man, wearing hat, is seated on bench behind draped table on which are utensils and food (?). Holding dish with raised right hand, and extending left hand, he looks toward servant on other side of table, carrying plate with food.
Margins decorated with tree bearing fruit, beneath blue sky.

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