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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.151 fol. 8r

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Two vignettes in upper margin:
1) Month, Occupation: August -- Man, wearing hat, holds flail in both hands above grain on floor. Beside him stands man, wearing hat, holding winnowing basket with grain in both hands. To right is sack of grain.
2) Zodiac Sign: Virgo -- Woman, holding sheaves of grain in both (?) hands.
Margin with foliate ornament, inhabited by bird.

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