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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 51r

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Left margin:
In three niches, from top to bottom: statue of bust of man, body draped, clasp on right shoulder; amazon (?), wearing helmet, holding shield with left hand; statue of backturned man, possibly Pan, holding pipes with right hand.
Lower margin:
Landscape with city, including ruined buildings and obelisk, on banks of stream, bridge, two figures in small boat.
Landscape continued from facing page.
Text isfrom Hours of the Virgin, Compline.

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