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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 11v

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Month, Occupation: December -- In walled pigpen, man, wearing hat, holds pig and cuts its throat; woman wearing headdress holds basin with both hands to catch blood from the pig. In background is bundle of grain and sty with another pig; third pig is in foreground.
Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- Leaping ram.
Single divided miniature with Month, Occupation on left and Zodiac Sign on right.
Left margin decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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