THE BRITISH LIBRARY

Medieval manuscripts blog

01 August 2011

A Calendar Page for August

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

  C11401-08

Additional 18851, f. 5: calendar page for August

On this calendar page for August, the zodiac sign for Virgo (the Virgin) is depicted as a young woman holding a martyr's palm.  Below her a group of men continue labouring to finish the harvest, threshing wheat and gathering it into sheaves inside a timbered barn. 

Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.