Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry- November

By the Limbourg Brothers

Revised 5 December 1996

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[November] November is the time of the acorn harvest, as depicted by this painting. The peasant is throwing a stick up into the trees in order to dislodge the acorns so that his pigs may eat them. Acorns were a very important food source around this time of year. The peasant with the stick is shown to be quite ugly. It was the standard iconography of the day to show all peasants as being ugly.

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