Item: Book of Hours
Date: 15th century
This depiction of a man digging and another sowing seeds is one of the featured ‘labours of the month’ for February from a medieval devotional manuscript. These Books of Hours typically began with calendar pages which featured astrological signs (in this instance Pisces) and monthly labours.
B.11.31, f. 2r
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