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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 7r

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Month, Occupation: July -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, left, man wearing broad brimmed straw hat, short tunic and rolled hose, grasping bundle of grain with left hand, cutting with sickle held in right hand.
Zodiac Sign: Leo -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, right, lion.
Initials KL enclosing bust of youthful man (K) and bust of man (L).
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by half figure of man, wearing hood, reading book held with both hands, emerging from shoe and by hybrid man wearing hat, playing bagpipe.

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