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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 21r

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Right 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 rod with right hand, stands above coastal landscape with ships in water and city on far shore.
Landscape continued from preceding folio, with pendant soldier in left margin.
Text is from Hours of the Virgin, Lauds.

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