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Compendium Salernitanum
Italy, possibly Venice, 1350-1375
M.873 fol. 90r

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Scene, Occupational: Glass-making -- Two glass-blowers, wearing hats, one wearing bi-color tights, each seated on stool flanking three tiered furnace in which flames are visible. On third tier, glass vessel visible in each opening. Scene inscribed UITRUM.
Stinging Nettle plant inscribed URTICA.
Three Spanish flies inscribed CANTARIDES.
Lichen (Usnea) growing on tree inscribed USNEE.

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