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Book of Hours
Brittany, France, ca. 1440-1450 ; Paris, France, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.117 fol. 1r

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Month, Occupation: January -- Man, wearing hat, holding pitcher in right hand and lifting glass to his mouth with left hand, sits at draped table with plate of food.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Winged, nude youth stands in stream and pours water from vessel held in both hands.
Side and bottow margins with foliate ornament, including strawberries.

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