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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol. 6v

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Month, Occupation: May -- Four figures, including helmsman, man playing pipe, and woman playing lute, are in boat in lake surrounding castle. Flask hangs over edge of boat. Heron stands on shore beside boat. Swans swim on lake.
To left, horsemen, passing building, ride on road alongside lake.
Scene within illusionistic wood frame.

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