Jean Pucelle (French, active in Paris, ca. 1320–1334)
The Hours of Jeanne d’Évreux, ca. 1324–1328
Made in Paris
Grisaille and tempera on vellum; 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (8.9 x 6.2 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.2)
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A ram, the emblem for the zodiacal sign of Aries, nibbles at a spray of foliage. For more information about the conception of Aries in medieval astrology, see the image description for this sign in “Marching Out,” March 9, 2009.