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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 59v

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Creation Scene -- In mandorla, God, arms extended, is supported in light, above cloud by seven putti, two (?) winged, possibly first day of Creation. Below the cloud is darkness. Virgin Mary, with joined hands, kneels behind Him.
Margin enclosed by frame decorated with scrolls surmounted by heads (mask); foliate ornament; vases containing foliage; winged head.

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