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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 4r

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Month, Occupation: April -- Young man, wearing hat, with head inclined, kneels on one knee picking flowers (?) before young woman, seated with flowers on her lap, holding wreath of flowers. Behind her, woman, wearing cap, kneels on one knee, picking flowers with right hand and holding flowers in left hand. Scene in garden with low wooden fence and arbor covered with greenery. In background are two distant cities.
Zodiac Sign: Taurus -- Enclosed in blue cloud at right is bull.

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