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01 July 2011

A Calendar Page for July

For a further discussion of medieval calendars, as well as the Isabella Breviary itself, please see the post for January.

  C11401-07

Additional 18851, f. 4v: calendar page for July

This calendar page, for July, features another unusual version of a traditional figure; the zodiac sign for Leo is depicted as a lion with prominent white whiskers and an unlikely mane.  Beneath him, the work of the harvest continues, with peasants labouring and cutting grain with their sickles.

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