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Vaticinia de summis pontificibus
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1465
MS M.272 fol. 3v

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Clement V, inscribed DOMINUS BERTRANDUS GUASCO QUI ET CLEMENS QUINTUS PAPA, wearing triple-crowned papal tiara, mounted on bridled horse, feet in stirrups, holds rein in right hand, with falcon perched on his right arm. To right, woman, with joined hands raised, stands beneath trefoil arch, with tower and five smaller buildings, all with portals, in right margin. Below text, motto of Pope Clement V, MOBILIS ET IMMOBILIS FIET ET MARIA PLURA VASTABIT. Folio numbered "Octavus" at upper margin.

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