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Book of Hours
Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 3v

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In left panel of vignette in lower margin are two fish in pond (Pisces). In background are castle and trees.
In right panel of vignette in lower margin is man, wearing hat, holding fishing rod in right hand and placing fish in basket with left hand, kneeling on ground beside pond in which swim four fish, including one caught on fishing line. In background are trees (Month, Occupation: February).
Left margin decorated with foliate ornament.
Miniature and ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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