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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 12r

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Month, Occupation: December -- Man straddles pig, cutting its neck with knife in right hand, and holding front left leg of pig with his left hand. At left, woman, wearing cap, crouches, catching blood in bowl under neck of the pig. Sheaf of grain is next to wall in background
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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