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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 66v

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Left margin:
Decorated with border of floreate ornament;two burning lamps; cameo of man wearing headgear; winged heads (mask); landscape with ruined buildings; two satyrs as caryatids; domed pavilion supported by four columns enclosing statue holding shield and spear (?); pearls; vase on pedestal decorated with three ram's heads; two winged putti, grasping handle of vase.
Lower margin:
Coastal landscape with ships in water, buildings on shore, volcano (?) in background.
Landscape in lower margin continues onto facing page.
Text is from Seven Penitential Psalms, psalms 37 and 50 (Vulg. 36 and 49).

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