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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 2r

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Month, Occupation: February -- On frozen stream, youth, wearing cap, is seated on sled, holding poles; man, wearing hat, walks on the ice. Woman and two men, wearing hats, stand on bridge crossing the stream, into castle or through city wall. In background figure raising left arm sits on sled pulled across the ice by another figure. On distant snow covered bank, figures flank fire in front of building with chimney.

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