Enjoying August with the Duc

250px-Les_Très_Riches_Heures_du_duc_de_Berry_aoutThe joys of August in the Duc de Berry’s court: horseback riding in long gowns, swimming (naked!) in the river or, for those less fortunate, harvesting his wheat; all protected, as usual, by the sun god in his chariot, Leo the lion standing on his hands (paws), and a strangely attenuated Virgo.

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