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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.151 fol. 1r

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Two vignettes in upper margin:
1) Month, Occupation: January -- Man, wearing hat, holding plate in both hands, stands before draped table with knife, plate, bread, and cup. Behind the table and before fireplace sits man, wearing hat or hood, raising bowl to his mouth with right hand.
2) Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Man, wearing short loin cloth, stands in stream and pours water from pitchers held in both hands.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by fantastic animal.

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