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Fasciculus temporum
Italy, Naples, ca. 1498
MS M.801 fol. 30r

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Venice, showing San Marco next to Doge’s palace at right with bird, or statue of bird, atop arched opening on balcony; bridge at right; canal in foreground. Two columns at edge of piazza, one surmounted by Theodore the General, extending one hand to dragon, holding staff (?) with other hand; second column surmounted by winged lion, symbol of Evangelist Mark.
In upper half of page, mask or head, flanked by two winged putti, each grasping horns (?) on the mask.

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