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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 9r

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Month, Occupation: September -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, left, man standing in vat, grasping side with right hand. Background of diaper.
Zodiac Sign: Libra -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, right, woman holding scales with right hand and indicating them with left hand.
Initials KL enclosing youthful man, beardless (K) and monk, tonsured, wearing cowl around neck (L).
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by hybrid animal with human hands, the right hand holding basket on head and by hybrid bird.

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