Calendar,  Medieval manuscripts

September from Walters W. 425

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This September calendar image from the fragmentary prayer book The Walters museum MS. W. 425 f. 9r is a fairly typical labor for September in colder climates. A man is walking behind a two-horse plow. The marginalia includes a rondel with scales,  the astrological symbol for Libra, more flowers, and a bird.

I confess I am a little puzzled by the cloth on the back of the horses; it’s a piece of tack that I do not recognize.