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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 11r

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Month, Occupation: November -- Woman, wearing headdress, leans over pan into which blood flows from neck of pig. Man, kneels on, and straddles, the pig on ground, holding knife to its throat. Two sheaves of grain, and cleaver, are at right. Scene is in walled courtyard with building at left. Buildings of town, including church, are beyond the wall. Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius -- Centaur with bow and arrow. All in camaieu architectural frame of two decorated columns supporting lintel.

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