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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1490-1500
MS M.1054 fol. 11r

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Right margin:
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius -- Centaur shooting arrow in bow in landscape below trefoil arch in niche decorated with crockets.
Lower margin:
Month, Occupation: November -- Man, wearing hat, seated on pig, stabs neck of pig with knife held in right hand and with left hand grasps left front leg of pig. At right, woman, wearing headdress, with both hands, extends pan with long handle.
Page decorated with architectural frame of two columns supporting arcade.

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