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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 8r

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Month, Occupation: August -- Two men, both wearing hats, thresh grain with flails. Scene in interior with stone (?) floor and carved chest, upon which is pitcher. Distant landscape is visible through opening in wall at right.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- Enclosed in blue cloud at right is half-figure of woman, holding sheaf of grain in each hand.

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