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Belgium, Liège, ca. 1280s
MS M.183 fol.3r

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1) Month, Occupation: January -- Beside game (meat) hung from frame (of hexagon), hooded man sits on bench, raising bowl in left hand and poking fire with fork in right hand.
2) Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Man, wearing trousers, pours water from vase.
Each in concave hexagon frame with lobes.
KL initials decorated with marginal foliate extensions, and bird perched on foliate stem with ball in lower margin.

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