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Fiore di virtù and other moralizing verse
Italy, possibly in Perugia, between 1450 and 1499
MS M.770 fol. 1v

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Within left column are interspersed five heraldic decorations on stem of foliage, including fleur-de-lis, displayed eagle, and two escutcheons; one decorated with cross.
Initial I formed by goblet, or possibly chalice, decorated with foliage and maltese cross in right column.
Margins and initials decorated with foliate ornament.
Illustrations for Love of God and Carnal Love in the Fiore di Virtù, Chapters II & III.

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