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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol. 3r

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Within lower margin, three scenes enclosed in roundels:
1) Winter landscape.
2) Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Within landscape, nude male figure pours water from two vessels.
3) Male figure, arms crossed, wearing winter clothing, skates on frozen river within winter landscape.
Calendar page within illusionistic wood frame. On right side of frame, statue of male figure within architectural niche.

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