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De casibus virorum illustrium
Italy, (Lombardy, Milan or Pavia), ca. 1385-1390
MS M.943. Fol. 015v

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Lion crouching on cross-bar of initial F; tree in background.
In left margin, flowering vine inhabited by nude angel (?) with blue wings grasping the vine; in leafy medallion, man seated on bench playing portative organ; putto playing horn enclosed by vine. In lower margin at termination of the vine, goat, tongue emerging from mouth, reclining on back, bleeding, attacked by lion; nude youth grasping end of the vine.

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