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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 15r

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Month, Occupation: May -- Woman, hands extended, stands next to, and looks back toward, man wearing hat, grasping her left arm with his right hand. Two dogs run behind them. In background is man, wearing hat, astride one of two horses.
Scene in landscape with trees and castle or city on hill in distance.
Zodiac Sign -- In lower margin, nude half figures of man and woman embrace.
Margins decorated with gold vine scroll and tree branches.

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