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Book of Hours
France, Provence, ca. 1440-1450
MS M.358 fol. 1v

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Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Male figure, nude, holds upturned ewers, one in each hand, water flowing from them.
Scene against patterned background within decorated medallion in lower margin (bas-de-page).
In left margin, horse rides crawling man, nude, who has been saddled and bridled (similar reversed image on recto).
All figures set within foliate border with flowers and acanthus leaves, surrounding calendar.

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