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France, perhaps in Paris or northeastern France, ca. 1465
MS M.1003 fol. 10r

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Month, Occupation: October -- Man, wearing shirt and drawers, stands knee deep in vat of grapes, holding sides with both hands. Behind him are basket with strap filled with grapes, and three vats of grapes, two with paddles (?). At right are three casks, one with shallow bowl beside it, all in room with open doorway.
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio -- Scorpion-like creature with seven pairs of legs.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament.

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