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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 4v

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Month, Occupation: April -- Four men, wearing hats, including one with horn hanging on right shoulder; one blowing horn, beside two dogs; one holding spear and leashes of two greyhounds (?), one crouching; and the fourth, with spear (?) over right shoulder, holding leash of another greyhound (?). Another dog stands behind the greyhounds. Further back on road is group of horsemen, including one wearing hat and ermine-trimmed garment, and others wearing hats or helmets. Two men, including one with horn and dog on leash, are alongside the horsemen. Behind them is castle, with people witnessing scene from battlements.

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