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

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1) Month, Occupation: August -- Man, wearing hat, uses flail to thresh grain. Scene has backgroune of gold filigree on blue.
2) Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- Woman, holding palm in right hand, is flanked by two trees and two hills in grassy landscape with background of orange decorated with clouds (?).
3) In initial KL, hybrid man with hooded human head and body of animal.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid man, with hooded human head and body of lion or cat, fox (?), and snail.



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