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Italy, Bologna, 1324-1328
MS M.511 fol. 1r

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Two scenes within medallions framed by foliate ornament:
1) Month, Occupation: January -- January, as two-faced Janus, holding loaf in left hand, and knife in his right hand, sits on bench. He is flanked by man raising bowl in right hand, and by table set with knife, food and vessels; in foreground, flaming cart.
2) Zodiac Sign: Aquarius -- Two men pour water from vessels into cistern.

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