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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 6v

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Medallion 1:
Month, Occupation: April -- Maiden (?), wearing fillet, holds branch each in raised hand, in front of animal. Background decorated with foliate ornament.
Medallion 2:
Zodiac Sign: Gemini -- Siamese male twins with two legs, wearing garments, hold foliage and support escutcheon decorated with rampant lion in front of them. Gold background.
Medallions at ends of horizontal foliate bars in top and bottom margins of Calendar.

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