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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 1r

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Zodiac Sign: January -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, left, man, wearing hat, lifting left foot, seated on chair before fire in fireplace.
Month, Occupation: Aquarius -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, right, nude man pours water from vessel.
Initials KL each enclosing bust of man.
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by hybrid man wearing hood, holding crossbow and by winged, clothed, hybrid animal holding scroll with human hands, wearing bellows at side.

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