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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 4r

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1) Month, Occupation: July -- Man, wearing hat, cuts grain with sickle; bundles of grain lie on ground behind him. Scene has background of gold filigree on blue.
2) Zodiac Sign: Leo -- Lion in landscape with rocks, stream and tree, with background of gold filigree on red.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by dragon, hybrid man with human head, body of fish, and bat wings, and bird.

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