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Compendium Salernitanum
Italy, possibly Venice, 1350-1375
M.873 fol. 9r

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Man wearing cap, standing on rocky hillside raising pick (pickaxe) with both hands. Scene inscribed AURIPIGMENTUM (Orpiment).
Below, ruined building with weather vane surmounting separated roof, all possibly in stream flanked by black clouds or earth. Inscribed ASPALTUM (Asphalt).

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