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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 3r

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1) Month, Occupation: May -- Male falconer, wearing fillet, mounted on bridled white horse, holds reins in left hand and falcon in extended right hand.
2) Zodiac Sign: Gemini -- Man, with foliate twig in right hand, embraces woman (couple).
Illustrations with gold backgrounds in square vignettes at upper right and lower right corners of calendar block, colored in red, green, blue, and silver backgrounds.

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