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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 47r

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Right margin:
Three quarter figure of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, in border decorated with floreate ornament and inhabited by nude, armless, winged female figure emerging from foliage, and winged, barebreasted woman.
Lower margin:
Butterfly on rose.
Text is from Hours of the Virgin, Vespers.

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