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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 12r

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Month, Occupation: December -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, left, man, wearing apron, raising axe over hog.
Zodiac Sign: Capricornus -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, right, goat.
Initials KL each enclosing bust of man, one wearing hood, the other tonsured.
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by half-figure of man emerging from horn or cornucopia, wearing bucket on head, holding arrow with right hand and bow, without string in left hand, and by hybrid man, wearing cowl, holding crutch with right hand.

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