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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 6r

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1) Month, Occupation: November -- Youth, with stick in lowered right hand above pig, raises left hand toward tree above four pigs, two on hind legs.
2) Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius -- Centaur, with flowing hair and apron around waist, holds bow.
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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