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Piccolomini breviary
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1475
MS M.799 fol. 30v

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David as half-figure, nimbed and crowned, hands raised, in water up to breast within initial O (sic).
In left margin, band decorated with foliate ornament inhabited by putto grasping cornucopia. At top, medallion enclosing bust of prophet holding scroll inscribed MANA; at bottom medallion enclosing bust of prophet, possibly Habakkuk wearing hat next to scroll inscribed ABACY.
Pen-flourished initial N.

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