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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1490-1500
MS M.1054 fol. 2r

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Right margin:
Zodiac Sign: Pisces -- Two fish in water with bare trees on bank, and building in distance. Scene below trefoil arch in niche decorated with crockets.
Lower margin:
Month, Occupation: February -- Man wearing hat and fur lined robe is seated on bench extending both hands and one foot toward fire in hooded fireplace with andirons. Behind him, male servant approaches carrying log with both hands.
Page decorated with architectural frame of two columns supporting arcade.

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