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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 6r

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Margin, right: Month, Occupation: March -- Woman, wearing apron, with right hand sowing seeds from bowl held with left hand, behind man, wearing pouch fastened to belt, digging with spade (breaking ground). Scene in hilly landscape with houses and trees in background. Illustration of March. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration, including strawberry, and inhabited by busts of two men in lower margin.

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