The Months of the Year

Central arch, Basilica San Marco, Venice
It is very difficult to view the beautiful sculptures, which adorn the arches above the central portal of the Basilica San Marco, as the entrance way is invariably clogged up with people waiting to enter the church. However, when the basilica closes...

The reliefs date back to the middle of the 13th century and I am particularly fond of the depictions of the months of the year, which can be seen on the inside (the intrados) of the second arch. Each month is represented by an appropriate activity, surmounted by the relevant sign of the zodiac.
13th century bas-relief of the month of January, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of February, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of March, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of April, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of May, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of June, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of July, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of August, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of September, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of October, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of November, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice
13th century bas-relief of the month of December, Central door, Basilica San Marco, Venice

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