01 December 2011
A Calendar Page for December
For a further discussion of medieval calendars, as well as the Isabella Breviary itself, please see the post for January.
Additional 18851, f. 7: calendar page for December
On this calendar page for the month of December, the zodiac sign for Capricorn is more prosaic than usually depicted; the traditional half-goat, half-fish figure has lost its piscene lower half. Below him, and under a wintry sky, the work of slaughtering, butchering, and cooking the fattened hogs of November is taking place in the courtyard of a brick building.