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Brittany, France, ca. 1440-1450 ; Paris, France, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.117 fol. 4v

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Month, Occupation: August -- Man, wearing hat, with kerchief covering head and neck, cuts grain with sickle held in right hand.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- Woman stands and holds sheaves of grain in each hand.
Side and bottom margins with foliate ornament.

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