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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1430
MS M.64 fol. 2r

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Month, Occupation: February -- Man, wearing hood and hat, is seated on throne, lifting left leg, with right hand, toward fire on floor, next to kettle. Of three other men, wearing headgear, one stands behind throne, resting arms on back of throne, another stands to right, holding with right hand, back of throne, placing left hand on shoulder of third man, crouching before fire with bellows. Scene in vaulted interior with windows, below round arch with two atlantes in spandrels supporting lintel (?) decorated with vine scroll and mask.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, including strawberry.

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