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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.232 fol. 157r

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Pietro de Crescenzi: Livre des Prouffis Champestres et Ruraux, Book VI -- Peitro de Crescenzi, gesturing with both hands, and another man converse beside fence enclosing herb garden bounded by walls and buildings. Laborers tend beds. One laborer digs new bed with spade. Beside him on ground are rake and herb plant.
Behind Pietro, woman, seated within window of building with sundial, embroiders.
Foliate border frames miniature and text. Cock and hen inhabit lower border.

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