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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 1r

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Medallion 1:
Month, Occupation: January -- Triple-faced Janus, wearing hat, with right hand extends goblet to right hand of male figure and with left hand raises vessel to mouth, behind draped table spread with jug, fish in vessel, and three round loaves.
Gold background with blue frame.
Medallion 2:
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Nude Aquarius stands with jug in both hands, pouring water to stream.
Gold background with pink frame.
Champide initials KL.

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