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

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Celestine V, kneels with joined hands extended, looking up toward hand of Christ, showing wound, in gesture of blessing, emerging from arc of Heaven. Triple-crowned papal tiara is pulled from head of Celestine V by wolf, standing on hindquarters, resting front feet on back of Celestine. Bannered spear is next to wolf. Tree is at left.
Figures enclosed in circular frame of geometric ornament.

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