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01 September 2011

A Calendar Page for September

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

  C11402-01Additional 18851, f. 5v: calendar page for September

This calendar page, for the month of September, depicts the zodiac sign for Libra as a young woman holding a set of scales.  The scene below shows the preparations for wine-making, with workers in a stone and timber building pouring wine into vats and treading grapes. 

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