Scene from “Labors of the month August” on Flickr.

Labors of the month August are generally associated with threshing. The scene usually shows a man and a woman, or occasionally two men, beating the grain. The scene can take place both indoor and outdoor and sometimes in the background there are bound of stacks of grain. Variations of the scene might also show sowing as the activity of the month. Link to the “Labors of the month August” set.

Manuscript title: Codex Schürstab

Origin: Nürnberg (Germany)

Period: 15th century

Image source: Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 54, p. 13r – Codex Schürstab ( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/zbz/C0054/13r )