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France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 12r

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Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- Hybrid goat.
Month, Occupation: December -- Man, wearing hat and blood spattered apron, straddles pig, piercing its throat with knife. Scene is in courtyard with half-timbered buildings in background.
Margins decorated with sections of floreate ornament.

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