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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 5r

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1) Month, Occupation: September -- Man wearing hood, holding staff in right hand, with basket of grapes on his back approaches vat in which is man, wearing headgear, hold sides with hands. Scene has background of gold filigree on blue.
2) Zodiac Sign: Libra -- Woman, wearing snood, stands holding scales with left hand in grassy landscape with two trees on hillock with background of gold filigree on red.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by parrot perching on wing of dragon, hybrid man with head of man wearing hood on body of bird, and bird.

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