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Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1490
MS S.7 fol. 6r

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Month, Occupation: June -- Two men, wearing hats, with scythes mow field enclosed by wattle fence. Between them on cloth on ground is knife and purse (?). In background, woman, wearing kerchief, stands holding basket on right arm and pitcher in left hand. In background are buildings, including brick and half-timbered structure; wooded structure, and two towers. Tree with new leaves and distant landscape at left.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- Half-figure of woman, holding branch in right hand, in sky.

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