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France, perhaps in Paris or northeastern France, ca. 1465
MS M.1003 fol. 8r

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Month, Occupation: August -- In windowed building, man with both hands, raises flail above grain on floor; behind him are bundles of grain.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- Maiden, holding mirror in raised right hand, stands before bench in room open to outside.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament.

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