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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 12r

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Month, Occupation: December -- Woman, wearing kerchief, holding pitcher and basket, stands beside fire, in which pig is roasting. Man, wearing hat and apron, standing beside table with knife, adds brush to the fire. Another man, wearing hat, raises club over pig, with rope tied around its hind leg. Scene in courtyard with tub of water and wellhead. Half-timbered and other buildings in background.
Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- Goat in sky.

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