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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 005v

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Margin, lower:
Month, Occupation: March -- Within walled garden, man, wearing hat, gesturing toward another man, wearing apron, and with left hand holding hat. In foreground, amid rectangular planting beds, woman, wearing turban-like headgear, kneeling and planting bulb, and another man, wearing hat, digging with spade; three flower pots and basket of foliage, possibly topiary, on garden path.
Margin, left:
Within medallion, Adrian of Nicomedia, nimbed, wearing hat and mantle over armor, holds upturned sword in right hand and box with left hand, and stands in front of rampant lion; in grassy landscape.

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