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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 2r

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Month, Occupation: February -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, left. man, raising axe looking toward tree.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, right, two fish connected by cord.
Initials KL enclosing busts of man and man wearing hood.
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by hybrid man wearing hat, holding pedum with both hands, and by hybrid man wearing turban, holding spear with right hand and shield with left hand.

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