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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 8r

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Month, Occupation: August -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, left, man, wearing hat, short tunic and rolled hose, raising flail with both hands over grain.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, right, woman raising right hand, holding palm with left hand.
Initials KL each enclosing bust of man.
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by fantastic animal, and by hybrid man wearing hat, hood, and sling over left shoulder, holding pedum with right hand.

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