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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 5r

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Month, Occupation: May -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, left, man, wearing spurs, astride bridled horse, holding reins with right hand, with falcon perching on left wrist.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, right, nude woman and man extend arms toward each other.
Initials KL each enclosing bust of man (K) and woman (L).
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by pope (?) on hands and knees wearing triple crowned papal tiara and by gryphon.

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