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Calendar Page for September; Harvesting Grapes; Libra
Follower of the Egerton Master (French / Netherlandish, active about 1405 - 1420)
Paris, France (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Ms. Ludwig IX 5 (83.ML.101), fol. 9
Leaf: 19.1 × 14 cm (7 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)
Situated within the shimmering golden leaves swirling on the black-inked vines of the margin are two subjects common to calendar pages for September. At right the zodiacal sign of Libra is shown as a man dressed in a blue robe and a green hat. He seems almost too small to balance the comically large scales he carries. Below, a woman cuts grapes from a vine and collects them in a basket. This is one of the labors of the months used for September, the time of year at which grapes are harvested.
The Medieval Bestseller: Illuminated Books of Hours (October 29, 2002 to January 19, 2003)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 29, 2002 to January 19, 2003