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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Paris or northeastern France, ca. 1465
MS M.1003 fol. 2r

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Month, Occupation: February -- Man, wearing hat, is seated in chair before hooded fireplace resting left foot on rush mat, holding the other to fire; extending left hand toward fire, holding small rush fire screen or fan in right hand. Hanging in fireplace, above fire is flask or bottle. Behind him is draped bed, and draped table with knife (?), plates and bowl containing food, and covered ewer.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces -- Two fish, one above the other.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament including strawberry.

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