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Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 015r

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Margin, lower:
Month, Occupation: December -- Within room of house, among two women, wearing kerchiefs and aprons, one before flaming oven, with left hand raised and with right hand holding baker's peel, the other carrying platter of three round loaves toward table spread with three more round loaves, utensil, possibly tongs, leaning against the table, basket in foreground (baking).
In background, silhouette of figure in the building, landscape partly visible through doorway at right (damaged).
Margin, right:

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