But for the illuminators of these pages, this life was real, present and very important. Summer may have been over, but farm work never ended.
On the opening folio is a roundel miniature of a man scattering grain in a plowed field. Behind him are some turreted buildings and a bridge, while above, some hopeful birds are circling. On the facing folio is a small painting of an ominous-looking scorpion, for the zodiac sign Scorpio. Below, a tired man is heading home from his labors in the field, carrying a bag on his shoulders. His dog is bounding before him, and swans can be seen swimming in the river beside.
Huth Hours: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_38126