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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1470
MS M.73 fol. 6v

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Month, Occupation: December -- In upper left margin, man wearing apron, raises with both hands, sledge hammer above pig standing at his feet. Sheaf of grain (?) in background. All in walled yard. Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- In lower left margin, fantastic goat with serpent-like hindquarters, in landscape. Margins decorated on three sides with border of floreate ornament including dianthus, rose and viola.

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