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Scene from "Labors of the month August"

AUGUST

Labors of the month August are generally associated with threshing. The scene usually shows a man and a woman, or occasionally two men, beating the grain. The scene can take place both indoor and outdoor and sometimes in the background there are bound of stacks of grain. Variations of the scene might also show sowing as the activity of the month.

 

Link to the "Labors of the month August" set.

 

Link to the "Labors of the months" collection.

 

Manuscript title: Book of Hours of Agnes le Dieu

 

Origin: Bourges (France)

 

Period: 16th century

 

Image source:Utopia, armarium codicum bibliophilorum, Cod. 102, p. 12v – Book of Hours of Agnes le Dieu (www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/utp/0102/12v)

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Taken on October 11, 2012