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.
The calendar page for July, from the Bestiary of Queen Isabella of Castile, Add MS 18851, f. 4v
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.