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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 105r

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Right margin:
Border decoration of panel enclosing: winged head; two winged nude male figures terminating in ornament; back-turned standing man holding staff (?); two winged putti atop temple or church, decorated with garland from which hangs lamp (?), in center, altar on which stands statue holding spear flanked by two candles, lamps hanging at left and at right, winged head at lower edge of the building; back-turned 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:
Landscape with tree stump in foreground, figure walking with crutch, horseman.
Text is from Short Hours of the Cross, Terce.

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