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De balneis Puteolanis
Italy, ca. 1400
MS G.74 fol. 7r

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Bath, Pozzuoli, Plage (Balneolum) -- Man, standing, points with raised hand to another man leading horse toward three tents set on rocky landscape.
Below, group of nude figures bathe in pool in bathhouse. Figure, bent over, removes clothing at entrance of bathhouse. Clothing hangs from rod above him. Two figures, with walking sticks and sacks slung over shoulder, approach from behind.
At bottom of miniature, waves of sea are visible.

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