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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 22v

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Month, Occupation: October -- Man, wearing headgear, dropping seed with right hand, holding with left hand front of tunic (?) as pouch containing seed, walks through furrowed field. Another man, wearing cap, kneels on ground transferring seed from sack to bowl or basket.
Scene in landscape with field surrounded by bushes. Buildings in background and hills in distance.
Zodiac Sign -- In lower margin, scorpion.
Margins decorated with gold lozenges containing floreate ornament.

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