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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.232 fol. 112v

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Pietro de Crescenzi: Livre des Prouffis Champestres et Ruraux, Book V -- Standing in front of building with sundial, Pietro de Crescenzi and another man gesture toward fruit trees in orchard. In background, man, standing on ladder, picks fruit from tree.
Foliate border frames miniature and text. Lower border inhabited by female monkey, wearing headdress, placing one hand on top of another over two circular objects, possibly kneading bread.

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