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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1470
MS M.73 fol. 3v

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Month, Occupation: June -- In upper left margin, man wearing straw hat and short tunic, cuts hay with scythe held with both hands. Two haystacks are behind him. Zodiac Sign: Cancer -- In lower lower left margin, lobster-like creature with four legs on side, in landscape with stream and buildings on far shore. Margins decorated on three sides with border of floreate ornament including viola, winter cherry, dianthus, and vine with gourds.

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