calendar staff

Calendar staff, long flat rectangle of wood with short peg produced at one end. The year runs along both edges of the two flat sides and thus is divided into four. Days are indicated by grooves along the edges of the flat sides and some saint's days or masses are indicated with crosses over the grooves. Against the right days towards the centre of the flat sides fixed festivals are indicated with appropriate symbols inscribed A.O.S. 1602.

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