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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 1r

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Month, Occupation: January -- Man, wearing hat, drinking from cup, sits on bench behind round draped table, upon which are plate of food, bread, trencher, and cup. Standing to right is servant, holding plate of food in both hands, and at left is cabinet upon which is vessel. Scene in room with fireplace (?) and tiled floor.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Enclosed in blue cloud at right is nude (?) figure, with arms extended.

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