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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1470
MS M.73 fol. 5v

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Month, Occupation: October -- In upper left margin, man, wearing hat, dropping seed with right hand, holding apron as pouch with left hand, walks in plowed field. Trees and building in background. Zodiac Sign: Scorpio -- In lower left margin, fantastic scorpion with five legs on side, in landscape with trees. Margins decorated on three sides with border of floreate ornament including strawberry, viola, dianthus, and daisy.

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