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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 9r

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Month, Occupation: January -- Woman, wearing hat, carrying bowl, approaches draped table on which are plates and utensils. Seated behind table on draped bench, is man wearing hat, holding cup with right hand, resting left hand on the table. Covered pitcher is on floor next to the table. Behind man is hooded fireplace.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- In lower margin, nude man holds with both hands, overturned vase from which flows water.
Margins decorated with gold vine scroll and tree branches.

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