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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 2v

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1) Month, Occupation: April -- Man, wearing headgear,and with knife in sheath at his waist, carries small tree with both hands, resting it on his right shoulder. He walks toward building in background. Scene within landscape with hill.
2) Zodiac Sign: Taurus -- Bull sitting on grass with background of gold filigree on blue.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid animal with head of man wearing hat, and bird.

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