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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 11v

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Left margin decorated with border including foliate ornament; winged heads (mask); two birds each standing on one leg on flower, extending their heads to third flower; medallion enclosing castle or city on rocky outcrop; two addorsed satyrs, crouching below bunch of grapes, blowing horns, and standing on wings or shoulders of armless torso of nude woman emerging from foliage.
Text is Hours of the Virgin, Matins.

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