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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol. 9v

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Month, Occupation: August -- In field, woman binds grain into sheaves. Man threshes grain with two flails. Second man reaps grain with sickle. Beyond, two horses, one ridden by man, pull cart stacked with sheaves of grain. In background are more fields and landscape with buildings.
Miniature within illusionistic wood frame.

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