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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 104v

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Left margin:
Border decoration of panel enclosing: winged head (mask); two winged nude male figures terminating in ornament; standing man, right hand extended holding object, left hand grasping mantle; two winged putti atop temple or church, decorated with garland from which hangs lamp (?), in center, altar on which stands statue of angel (?) flanked by two candles, lamp hanging at left and at right, winged head at lower edge of the building; nude winged woman, wearing diaphanous garment, blowing two horns standing on globe flanked by two lions, all on base supported by two winged putti (?).
Lower margin:
Coastal landscape with horsemen, walking figures, ships in water, obelisk surmounted by globe, multi-tiered Tower of Babel, and building with colonnade.
Text is from Short Hours of the Cross, Terce.

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