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De balneis Puteolanis
Italy, ca. 1400
MS G.74 fol. 33r

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Bath, Pozzuoli, Ortodonico -- In underground cave, one man carries wooden keg over shoulder while another man collects water with wooden keg from waters inhabited by fish. Another man collects water with pitcher from fountain issuing from wall of cave. Above, on a ledge, group of nude male figures bathe. One figure pours water over head of another figure.
Above cave, in rocky landscape, crenellated wall surrounds two crenellated towers (possibly a fortress.)

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