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France, Paris, 1490-1500
MS M.7 fol. 2v

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Three vignettes, two in upper margin and one in lower margin:
1) Month, Occupation: May -- Youth, wearing hat, holds flower in left hand. In background amid greenery, nude couple embraces (Gemini).
2) Month, Occupation: June -- Man, wearing hat, stands and holds sickle in left hand. In water to right is crab (Cancer).
3) Adam and Eve: commanded by God -- Adam and Eve, both nude, gesture to God, pointing with right hand toward fruit tree (Tree of Knowledge).
Text bordered on right and left margins by columns.

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