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Piccolomini breviary
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1475
MS M.799 fol. 48r

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Man, nimbed, as half-figure raising both hands, looking upward in initial B.
In upper margin, half-figure of man, wearing hat, holding with both hands scroll with pseudo-inscription; in lower margin rabbit. Both in leafy medallions surrounded by flowers and gold balls, and linked by red band decorated with foliate ornament.
Text is beginning of Psalm 144 (Vulg., 143) in Psalter of Breviary.
Pen-flourished initials.

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