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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 5r

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Month, Occupation: August -- At left, woman, ties bundle of grain. Behind her two men, holding sickles in right hands cut grain. One man holds with left hand, L-shaped rod, supporting the grain. All three wear broad-brimmed hats. In background figure rides bridled black horse, next to white horse harnessed to wagon of grain.
Scene in landscape with fields, trees and snow-capped (?) mountains in distance.

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