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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 3r

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Month, Occupation: March -- Two men, wearing hats, with spades dig in bare ground. A third man, wearing hat, standing next to spade, drinks from canteen. In background, beyond low wattle fence is man, wearing hat, carrying spade over left shoulder; and woman, wearing kerchief, holding pitcher in left hand, standing in doorway of half-timbered house with thatched roof and derelict grain silo (?). In distance is river, castle, and hills.
Zodiac Sign: Aries -- Ram in sky.

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