good imbolc to all
A blessed Imbolc to all who celebrate it!
(ETA: photo isn’t mine - found it through Google.)
This pocket calendar from about 1400 was intended to be used daily by farmers and therefore could be folded. In this form it had a size of 7,5 x 6,5 cm.
Besides the usual labour of the month and the respective sign of the zodiac it additionally shows a schematic representation of the average length of the day.
Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, January
We see here the day chosen for exchanging gifts.
Jean de Berry enjoyed giving and receiving; Paul de Limbourg and his brothers used to participate in the festivities, presenting the prince with an object worthy of their artistry.
The Duke sits at his table, surrounded by friends.
Behind him the blaze of a large fire in the monumental fireplace is guarded by a wickerwork screen. Above the fireplace rises a red silk canopy bearing the Duke’s heraldic motifs: golden fleurs-de-lys, strewn on a blue ground. Wounded swans and bears symbolize the Duke’s love for a lady called Ursine.
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