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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 1r

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Month, Occupation: January -- Servant, wearing hat, supporting with both hands platter on which is bird, approaches draped round table. Plate with food, loaf and object are on the table. Woman wearing headdress, seated on bench, and man wearing hood, raising bowl with right hand, seated on chair (?) are behind the table. Fireplace is at right. Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- In lower margin, nude youth, in snowy (?) landscape, pours water from pitcher. All in architectural frame (camaieu) of two decorated columns supporting lintel.

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