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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 108v

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Left margin:
Border of foliate ornament inhabited by two nude men, seated, and nude woman (?), arms raised, grasping foliage, emerging from foliage. Medallion enclosing man possibly Apostle Peter.
Lower margin:
Border of foliate ornament surrounding medallion enclosing landscape scene in center of which is Old Saint Peter's, next to obelisk surmounted by globe; figures; other buildings in background.
Text is from Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Sext.

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