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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 2r

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Month, Occupation: February -- Man, wearing hat and with purse at waist, seated on bench, warms feet before fire in fireplace. He turns his head to look at servant behind him, carrying faggot of wood on shoulder. Scene in room with pitcher and plates upon cabinet with figural decoration on reredos, fire poker (?) beside fireplace, and tile floor. Distant landscape visible through opening in wall at right.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces -- Enclosed in blue cloud at right are two fish.

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