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Book of Hours
France, Poitiers, ca. 1475
MS M.1001 fol. 94r

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Male figure, seated astride pig, onions tucked into belt, raises flask held in right hand to mouth, spilling contents on himself. He holds ham under left arm. Label inscribed GLOTONIE identifies him as Gluttony. Figure within room decorated with patterned hanging.
Lower margin:
Winged devil, identified by scroll held in his left hand inscribed BERICH, indicates figures, representing gluttony, seated at table laden with vessels, knives, platter with meats, and loaf. Woman holds head of man vomiting on floor. Other figures reach for food or drink from vessels.

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