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France, Paris, between 1230 and 1239
MS M.92 fol. 15r

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1) Month, Occupation: January -- Crowned Janus extends his arms, indicating open doors of two buildings at left and right, and sits behind draped table laden with vessels and food. Medallion with gold background.
2) Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Man, wearing trousers, pours water from vessel, beside tree. Medallion with gold background.
3) Pen-flourished KL initials.

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