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France, Paris, 1490-1500
MS M.7 fol. 3r

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Three vignettes, two in upper margin and one in lower margin:
1) Month, Occupation: July -- Lion (Leo) is beside grain being cut with sickle by man, wearing hat. In background is distant landscape.
2) Month, Occupation: August -- Man, wearing hat, holds flail in both hands above pile of grain within barn. Beside him stands woman holding sheaf of grain resembling palm in right hand (Virgo).
3) Adam and Eve: Fall of Man -- Adam, eating fruit, and Eve, holding fruit in right hand, both nude, flank winged, human-faced serpent entwined around fruit tree.
Text bordered on right and left margins by columns.

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