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Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 7r

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Medallion 1:
Month, Occupation: May -- Male falconer, mounted on bridled horse, holds reins in left hand and falcon in right hand. Background decorated with foliate ornament.
Medallion 2:
Zodiac Sign: Cancer -- TWo crabs. Gold background.
Medallions at ends of horizontal foliate bars in top and bottom margins of Calendar.

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