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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 10r

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Month, Occupation: October -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, left, man, wearing hat and sling over right shoulder, spreads seed with right hand, reaching into the sling with left hand.
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio -- In barbed quatrefoil in lower margin, right, lobster with scorpion like tail.
Initials KL each enclosing bust of man, one possibly tonsured.
Margins decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by lion headed human, wearing hat and armor, playing triangle and by ass, seated on ground, holding bannered spear with right foreleg.

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