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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.189 fol. 6v

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Month, Occupation: December -- Man wearing hat sitting astride bleeding pig, holding its ears, next to bloody utensil on floor. Sheaf of grain in background; all in room with arrow slits.
Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- Hybrid animal, part goat.
Left margin decorated with rectangle of floreate ornament, including thistle.

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