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Carmina varia
Italy, Naples, ca. 1475
MS M.867. Fol. 035r

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God of Love (Eros) with right hand aiming flame-tipped arrow in bow held with left hand, stands on chariot decorated with mask of winged putto and bough, followed by group of men and women, including one helmeted soldier, wearing sword in sheath around waist. The chariot drawn by two pairs of bridled horses, all rearing front legs.
Scene in hilly landscape with buildings in background.Initial V decorated with putto-like merman with right hand raising bow.

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