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France, Paris, between 1505 and 1510
M.618 fol. 6v

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Month, Occupation: December -- In left margin is woman, wearing headdress, kneeling on ground, holding pan in right hand. At right, man, wearing hat, holds knife if right hand and cuts throat of pig. Blood from the wound drips into the pan. Scene in front of buldings, with landscape in distance.
Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- In lower margin, fantastic goat is in front of buildings in landscape setting.
At top, side, and bottom of margins are the repeated initials A and M.

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