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France, perhaps in Paris or northeastern France, ca. 1465
MS M.1003 fol. 12r

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Month, Occupation: December -- Man, wearing hat, raises mallet with both hands above pig standing to left. On floor are cleaver (?) and large knife. At right are sheaves of grain and basin.
Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- Goat in landscape with trees, and with castle or city in background.
Margins decorated with foliate and floreate ornament.

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