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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 5v

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Month, Occupation: October -- Man, left right hand swung behind his back, left arm turned across chest, and right leg raised (in throwing position?), looks up toward trees with acorns (thrashing for acorns). Below trees is group of pigs, noses to the ground. In background is landscape with hill, surmounted by building.
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio -- A scorpion.

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