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Vaticinia de summis pontificibus
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1465
MS M.272 fol. 6r

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Urban V, DOMINUS GUIGLIELMUS DE CRUSANT DEINDE VRBANUS QUINTUS PAPA, wearing triple-crowned papal tiara, is seated on cushioned bench, feet on cushion, with right hand holding torch and with left hand extending keys toward nimbed angel extends right hand to shoulder of the pope. At his feet, stands peacock. Above to right, Hand of God emerges from starry arc of heaven. Below text, motto of Pope Urban V, ISTE SOLUS CLARE APERIET LIBRUM SCRIPTUM DIGITO DEI VIVI. Folio numbered "XIII" at upper margin.

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