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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1425-1430
MS M.453 fol. 11r

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Month, Occupation: November -- Man raising stick held in right hand, next to three trees, with three pigs at his feet, one with head raised and mouth open.
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius -- Centaur, back turned, with right arm as though shooting arrow, bow held in extended left hand.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by man, back turned, wearing hat, extending backwards, stick held in right hand, looking up toward tree next to which are two pigs, reverse image of man with pigs on verso of this folio (Month, Occupation: November).

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