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De balneis Puteolanis
Italy, ca. 1400
MS G.74 fol. 2r

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Bath, Pozzuoli, Sudatorium -- In domed, sweating bath house, robed figure stands in arched entrance. Two robed male figures (possibly Germanus of Capua and Pascasius of Rome) sit. Behind them, group of nude figures stand. In arched entrance of smaller domed building to right, robed figure stands facing bath house. Above, robed figure sits in arched window, facing bath house. Another robed figure stands in arched entrance of crenellated tower.
Below, three robed figures occupy three small buildings. One figure crawls into structure (only back and feet visible), a second figure reclines, and a third figure reaches hands toward lake. To right is tent with flap open.
Below, two mounted figures approach man filling jug with water from lake, inhabited by frogs, turtles, snakes and water fowl.

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