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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol. 13v

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Month, Occupation: December -- Within snowy landscape, woman, holding pan, collects blood from pig being slaughtered by man with knife.
To left, woman stands beside figures in windows of inn with sign depicting sun or star. On road beyond inn, man sits astride one of two horses pulling cart. Figures appear on hill in landscape.
Miniature within illusionistic wood frame.

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