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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 1r

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1) Month, Occupation: January -- Two-headed Janus raises food to mouth with right hand and cup to mouth with left hand, seated at draped table spread with knife , vessel, and pitcher.
2) Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Man, half-nude, lies on water, pouring from vase.
Illustrations with gold backgrounds in square vignettes at upper right and lower right corners of calendar block, colored in red, green, blue, and silver backgrounds.

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