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Italy, Bologna, 1324-1328
MS M.511 fol. 6v

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Two scenes within medallions framed by foliate ornament:
1) Month, Occupation: December -- Butcher, kneeling, raising knife in right hand, and with his left hand grasping leg of pig hanging head downwards; butcher astride ox which he is slaughtering with knife in his right hand (Butchery).
2) Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- Unicorn before tree.

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