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Vaticinia sive prophetiae et imagines summorum pontificum
Italy, ca. 1390
MS M.402 fol. 3r

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Nicholas IV, wearing triple-crowned papal tiara, wearing cord with four knots around his waist, with snake hanging from his right arm, extends chalice held in right hand to woman who touches the chalice with both hands. His left hand is extended over the head of second woman, with joined hands, standing on right.
Figures enclosed in circular frame of interlaced medallions decorated with foliate ornament.

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