(Northern France [probably Paris], ca. 1460s). 130 x 98 mm. (5 1/8 x 3 7/8").
This comes from a large fragment of a very appealing Book of Hours with especially charming borders containing human and zoological inhabitants. The labor of the month depicts a man in a white apron raising a cudgel over the head of a pig he is about to kill; verso showing Capricorn the Sea-Goat with his cornucopia-like lower half, looking rather out of place in a green meadow. Minor loss of gold around the Kalends, a couple of tiny marginal stains, otherwise excellent. (ST12021-12)
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PJP Catalog: 70.413