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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 6r

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Month, Occupation: November -- Man, wearing hat, astride or sitting on pig on ground, stabs pit with object held in right hand. Pig bleeds from side of neck.
Scene in walled yard with buildings, two sheaves of wheat and at head of the pig, fire.
Margins decorated with tree, bearing fruit, inhabited by two birds, beneath blue sky.

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