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Piccolomini breviary
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1475
MS M.799 fol. 44v

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Christ: seated at Right Hand of God -- Christ, crossed (?) nimbus, bleeding from wounds in side and right hand, nude body partially draped, holding staff with right hand, next to God, nimbed, holding staff with right hand and globe with left hand, within initial D.
Bust of youthful man enclosed in medallion in upper margin. In medallion in lower margin, bust of prophet Isaiah holding scroll inscribed ISAIASU. Band decorated with foliate ornament emerging from vase linking the two medallions.
Pen-flourished initials.

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