A Woman Harvesting Grapes; Zodiacal Sign of Libra

Follower of the Egerton Masterabout 1410

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Situated within the shimmering golden leaves swirling on the black-inked vines of the margin are two subjects common to calendar pages for September. At right the zodiacal sign of Libra is shown as a man dressed in a blue robe and a green hat. He seems almost too small to balance the comically large scales he carries. Below, a woman cuts grapes from a vine and collects them in a basket. This is one of the labors of the months used for September, the time of year at which grapes are harvested.

Show lessRead more


  • Title: A Woman Harvesting Grapes; Zodiacal Sign of Libra
  • Creator: Follower of the Egerton Master
  • Date: about 1410
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 19.1 x 14 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 5, fol. 9
  • Object Type: Folio
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: Ms. Ludwig IX 5, fol. 9
  • Department: Manuscripts
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Manuscripts


Translate with Google