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Lectura super codicem
Italy, Naples, 1438
MS M.441 fol. 1r

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Scene, Secular: administering Justice -- Judge, wearing triple-crowned (?) hat, is seated on elaborate throne decorated with architectural and sculptural ornament. He holds with left hand, and looks toward, book open on lectern. On second, lower, lectern is another open book indicated by right hand of woman wearing headdress, turning toward and indicating man, standing behind her with both arms extended.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament.

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