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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 4v

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1) Month, Occupation: August -- Youth, half-nude, wearing cap and short trousers, raises flail above grain before row of wheat sheaves.
2) Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- Maiden holds palm in right hand.
Illustrations with gold backgrounds in square vignettes at upper right and lower right corners of calendar block, colored in red, green, blue, and silver backgrounds.

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