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Additional 20916, f. 5 f. 5 Contarini
Contarini
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Description: Miniature of Giulio Contarini kneeling in prayer before a seated Mark and his winged lion enclosed below by two cornucopiae ending in half-length profile figures of harpies and a panel inscribed with the opening of the text of the solemn oath 'Iuro ad evangelia / sancta Dei ego Iulius Contareno / Procurator sancti Marci, Constitutuo / super comissariis de' ultra canale, qui / nunc sum, et pro tempore ero', within a border of grotesques with medallions of Theodore, the Contarini arms in a cartouche and a hilly landscape. 
Origin: Italy, N. E. (Venice) 


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