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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 6v

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Month, Occupation: December -- Man, wearing cap and apron, slaughters pig with utensil, possibly knife. Next to him, woman places hands in bowl filled with blood. Scene occurs in area enclosed by wall with gate and surrounded by buildings of city.
Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- Hybrid goat with body of snail's shell.

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