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De balneis Puteolanis
Italy, ca. 1400
MS G.74 fol. 32r

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Frederick II: Peter of Eboli presenting Book to Frederick II -- Peter of Eboli, kneeling in front of another figure, presents book to third figure standing before lectern with inscribed open book.
Above, Frederick II, crowned, sits on throne within trefoil arch flanked by niches containing busts of male figures.
Scene occurs in building flanked by two towers and surmounted by four-level dome. Each level is arcaded; unidentified figures appear in arches of second level.

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