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

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1) Month, Occupation: December -- Youth raises axe above boar, before pile of flaming wood (fire) above which is kettle hanging from chimney issuing smoke (above frame).
2) Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- Fantastic goat.
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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