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Book of Hours
France, Paris, 1490-1500
MS M.7 fol. 4r

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Three vignettes, two in upper margin and one in lower margin:
1) Month, Occupation: November -- Baker, wearing hat and apron, holding poker with both hands, stands before oven with two loaves and flames. To right stands centaur armed with bow (Sagittarius). In background is house and distant landscape.
2) Month, Occupation: December -- In front of house, man, wearing hat, holds knife in right hand above pig, laying on ground. To right is goat (Capricornus). In background is distant landscape.
3) Adam and Eve: Expulsion -- Angel, with sword in raised right hand, drives from Garden of Eden Adam, turning to look over right shoulder with right arm extended, and Eve, with right arm extended.
Text bordered on right and left margins by columns.

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