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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 5r

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Margin, right: Month, Occupation: January -- Man, wearing soft hat, with left hand extending cup toward woman, both behind draped table spread with platter of meat, four round loaves, knife and cup. In foreground, male servant wearing fur-trimmed garment, extending platter of meat twoard the couple, beside dog (feasting). Scene in room with window, wooden ceiling and tiled floor. Illustration of January. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration, including strawberry, and inhabited by busts of two men in lower margin.

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