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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Paris or northeastern France, ca. 1465
MS M.1003 fol. 1r

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Month, Occupation: January -- Man wearing hat, is seated on draped bench behind draped table on which are plate with food and cups. At left is hooded fireplace and stool. Opposite is doorway with window visible beyond.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Nude male figure standing in stream between hilly banks with trees, pouring water from ewer held in each hand. In background, castle or walled city.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament.

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