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De rerum natura
Italy, ca. 1450
MS M.482 fol. 1r

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Decorated initial A with bianchi girari ornament. In lower margin, in medallion supported by two winged putti, wearing crosses around their necks, is escutcheon with arms of Arcimboldi of Milan (or on a bend gules five pointed stars argent). Flanking the putti are two butterflies.

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