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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 6r

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1) Month, Occupation: November -- Man, holding stick with both hands raised over his head, stands amid trees, with three pigs beside him. Scene has background of blue decorated with gold stars and clouds (?).
2) Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius -- Centaur with bow is flanked by two trees. Background is gold filigree on red.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by dragon, hybrid animal of lion head with human face and winged animal body, and merman.

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