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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 9r

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Month, Occupation: September -- Man pours wine from pitcher into funnel (?) atop one of five barrels lying in front of wine press; wine pours from spout of press into basin. Two men, one wearing hat stand behind the press. At right, man, wearing hat, climbs ladder leaning against vat, and from basket on back, dumps grapes into the vat. Man, standing in the vat of grapes, raises glass with right hand. Zodiac Sign: Libra -- Nude man, raising scales with left hand stands in landscape. All in camaieu architectural frame of two decorated columns supporting lintel.

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