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Labors of the Months: February

February, represented as a man in a hooded coat warming his feet by the fire. Above are two fishes, representing Pisces, the zodiac sign for February. 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.