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Vaticinia de summis pontificibus
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1465
MS M.272 fol. 2r

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Celestine V, DOMINUS FRATER PETRUS DE MORONO DEUS CELESTINUS QUINTUS PAPA, inscribed wearing triple-crowned papal tiara with infulae, kneels with joined hands raised, looking up toward Hand of God, emerging from starry arc of heaven issuing from tree. Infulae of the tiara pulled by wolf, on hindquarters, resting forepaws on back of the pope, from which issues a heraldic (?) bannered spear. Below text, motto of Pope Celestine V, VOCE VULPINA PERDET PRINCIPATUM. Folio numbered "Quintus" at upper margin.

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