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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1490-1500
MS M.1054 fol. 8r

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Right margin:
Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- Woman, holding palm in left hand in landscape with tree below trefoil arch in niche decorated with crockets.
Lower margin:
Month, Occupation: August -- Two men each raising flail (?) with both hands, stand over five sheaves of grain on floor; two other sheaves are in background.
Page decorated with architectural frame of two columns supporting arcade.

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