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Labors of the Months: August

August, represented by a tired, overheated man sitting in a beautifully detailed chair. Below him, a hand displays the scales of Libra, the zodiac sign for September. Detail of relief sculptures on the middle archivolt of the central portal of the west facade, depicting the zodiac signs and labors of the months, 13th century. Attributed by some to Benedetto Antelami. Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Italy.

Photo © Holly Hayes.