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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 5r

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Month, Occupation: May -- Two men, wearing hats, holding halberds, one with sword at waist, stand between hedges with two other pairs of men, including man, wearing plumed hat, with sword in left hand, standing with man, wearing hat, holding potted tree in both hands; and two musicians, both wearing hats, one playing pipe and tabor and the other playing harp. Castle in background, with two women witnessing scene from arched windows, and birds perched on roof.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini -- Nude man and woman embrace in sky.

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