Augustus Caesar; Zodiacal Sign of Leo
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German, Hildesheim, about 1170s
Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment
11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.
MS. 64, FOL. 7

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The month of August, named after Roman emperor Augustus Caesar, features him beneath the arch. The important feast days celebrating Saint Lawrence, the Assumption of the Virgin, and Saint Bartholomew, each marked in large capital letters written in alternating colors, fall in this month.

A lion appears as the zodiacal sign of Leo.