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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 111v

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Left margin:
Border of foliate ornament inhabited by two nude men, seated, flanking vase; nude man grasping foliage; head (mask) with mouth wide open; oval enclosing cameo of man, possibly Athanasius.
Lower margin:
Border of foliate ornament with oval cameo of Triton embracing Nereid in water with fish.
Text is from Athanasian Creed.

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