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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 257r

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Apostle James, nimbed, wearing pilgrim's hat, stands holding pilgram's staff in right hand. Buildings in background.
In margins:
Scene, Secular: Courting -- Man, wearing plumed hat, reclines on ground beside woman, veiled, seated on ground playing lute. To right is another couple, including man, wearing hat, with left arm around woman, veiled, with arms on her abdomen, both seated on ground. Bowl and pitcher on ground. Scene in garden enclosed by brick wall, beyond which are fruit trees.

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