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Calendar leaf from Sforza Hours, Whole leaf Calendar page for May. An elegantly dressed young man is seated by a rose bush and stream. A dwarf offers him a basket of fruit, and three young women proffer chaplets of roses; five youths are playing musical instruments and singing. In the background is a landscape with two peasants; one cutting grass with a scythe, and the other carrying two baskets suspended from a pole over his shoulder. Produced for Bona Sforza, widow of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan Image taken from Sforza Hours Originally published in N. Italy Milan; circa 1490. Illustrated by Giovan Pietro Birago.
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