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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 10r

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Right margin decorated with border including winged putto leaning on draped back of lion standing on base decorated with two hybrids (?) with long tails; two long necked birds each holding end of garland above lozenge enclosing nude man holding spear with right hand and shield with left hand; two winged heads; nude female figure with two pairs of wings, holding garland of drapery with both hands, flanked by two vases; head wearing headdress.
Text is Hours of the Virgin, Matins.

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