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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 2r

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Margin, right: Month, Occupation: January -- Beneath trefoil arch supporting roof and spire, hybrid man with two heads, wearing hood, suggesting Janus, possibly seated before draped table spread with pitcher, round loaves (?), and dish of food. The left figure raising right hand to mouth, and the right figure raising goblet with left hand to mouth (feasting); against gold background. Illustration of January.

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