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

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Three vignettes, two in upper margin and one in lower margin:
1) Month, Occupation: September -- At left is woman holding scales (Libra). Within building filled with barrels, man, wearing hat, stomps in vat.
2) Month, Occupation: October -- Man, wearing hat, stands with towel gathered in left hand and with right hand sows seeds in field. To right is fantastic serpent-like animal (Scorpio).
3) Adam and Eve: reproved by God -- Adam and Eve, both nude, covering themselves with their hands, stand before God, gesturing. In background are fruit trees.
Text bordered on right and left margins by columns.

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