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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 20v

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Left margin:
Building, probably temple, with dome supported by six columns, in which is statue, all supported by two back-turned, nude figures emerging from foliage; below, armor including helmet, sword, two shields.
Lower margin:
Soldier, holding spear with right hand, stands above coastal landscape with ships in water, protected harbor, city wall on far shore.
Landscape continues on following folio, with pendant soldier in right margin.
Text is from Hours of the Virgin, Lauds.

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