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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Paris or northeastern France, ca. 1465
MS M.1003 fol. 5r

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Month, Occupation: May -- Man, wearing hat, holding falcon on raised right hand, on horseback, holding reins with left hand. Figure in landscape with hills, trees, and castle or city in background, all beneath starry sky.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini -- Nude male and female figures stand facing, clasping each other with extended arms, in landscape with trees beneath starry sky.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament including rose and thistle.

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