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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 1v

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1) Month, Occupation: February -- Two men, one wearing headgear, raise axes to chop wood on ground. Man at right stands with right foot on log. Scene within landscape with grass and trees with background of gold filigree on blue.
2) Zodiac Sign: Pisces -- Two fish connected by line issuing from mouth of each with orange background decorated with clouds (?).
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by dragon, bird, hybrid animal with head of lion, and rabbit.

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