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Book of Hours for Rennes Use
France, Paris, c. 1405
The Luçon Master, active 1401 to 1417

Calendar Page for September. The borders of this calendar page are magnificently embellished with orange suns and golden rays. The miniature below illustrates the labor (winemaking) and the zodiac sign (Libra) for the month of September—a man stands in a large barrel stomping grapes while beside him a woman in a pink gown holds a set of scales.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 4, fol. 9

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