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Fasciculus temporum
Italy, Naples, ca. 1498
MS M.801 fol. 104r

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Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Louis of Aragon entering Naples -- Louis of Aragon, inscribed MONCIGNIORE DE RAONA, as cardinal wearing cardinal’s hat, astride horse, is accompanied by ten other horsemen, three carrying ceremonial maces, five (?) blowing trumpets, three bannered.
In upper left margin, pen drawing of small nude figure climbing in shoulders of nude woman (?), grasping right ankle of the small figure with right hand, and vine with left hand, possibly as initial I. In lower left margin, initial O enclosing winged figure. In lower margin, repeated pattern including peacocks, masks, putti holding horns, fantastic animals, vases, all amid vines, garlands, and motif of swirling water (?).

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