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Compendium Salernitanum
Italy, possibly Venice, 1350-1375
M.873 fol. 16r

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Vessel on stool, leaning on one of two trees, possibly collecting resin; other tree flanked by two vessel on stools or tables, touching the tree. Both within walled garden with flowering plants; door in wall at left. Scene inscribed BALSAMUS.
Below, with pick (pickaxe) held in both hands, man standing next to pot, digging into hillside with trees and plants. Scene inscribed BOLI ARMENICI (copper ore).

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