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01 March 2012

A Calendar Page for March 2012

For more details on calendar pages or the Hours of Joanna of Castile, please see the entry for January 2012.

Add 18852 ff. 3v-4Calendar pages for March, Hours of Joanna of Castile, Bruges, between 1496 and 1506, Additional 18852, ff. 3v-4

The first folio of the calendar's opening for March contains a miniature of two men at work digging and planting in a walled garden beneath newly-budding trees.  At the top of the facing folio is a small painting of Aries, the ram.  Below is a miniature of men trimming vines on a lattice, supervised by a rather charming red-robed gentleman sitting beneath a tree.

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