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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 109r

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Right margin:
Border of foliate ornament inhabited by two nude men, seated, and nude woman (?), arms raised, grasping foliage, emerging from foliage. Medallion enclosing woman, possibly sibyl.
Lower margin:
Border of foliate ornament surrounding medallion enclosing landscape scene in center of which are ruined buildings, next to obelisk surmounted by globe; figures.
Text is from Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Vespers.

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