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Harley 5261 f. 1 Historiated initial and border
Historiated initial and border
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Description: Large historiated initial 'T'(ytire) with shepherds minding their flock combined with a full white vine and interlace border with medallions enclosing a leopard, a goat?, a head in profile with a laurel crown (?Virgil), a hare, and the coat of arms of the Maffei family of Volterra supported by putti, at the beginning of Ovid's Bucolica. 
Origin: Italy, Central (?Rome) 


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