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Additional 21412, ff. 81-94* ff. 92a-d, 93a-g, 94a-d, 94*a-c Pius IV
Pius IV
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Description: 4 montages (now dismembered) of a section of a border with scroll-work, two trompe l’oeil cameos, ladybirds and a plaque inscribed 'Leprosi / mundantur / svedi aud / ient' and ladybirds (f. 92b; 265 x 30 mm), 2 plaques inscribed 'Apollonius / de / Bonfratellis / de / Capranica' (f. 92a; 30 x 30 mm) and 'Anno / Domini / MDLXIII' (f. 92d; 30 x 30 mm) and a section of border (f. 92c; 10 x 10 mm); a miniature of a cartouche with the arms of Pius IV, a banner inscribed 'Pius IIII Pon. Max.', cornucopiae, scrolls and ladybirds (f. 93a; 85 x 230 mm), four sections of frame (ff. 93c and f; 15 x 25 each) and of trompe l’oeil marble (ff. 93d, 80 x 115 mm and 93g, 85 x 110 mm), and two parchment supports (ff. 93b, 15 x 115 mm and 93e, 20 x 125 mm); a section of border of scroll-work, two trompe l’oeil cameos, ladybirds a plaque inscribed 'Mortui / resur / gent pa / uperes / evange / liza[n]tur ' (f. 94b; 270 x 30 mm), two panels inscribed 'Capellae / et Sacrestiae / Apostolicae / Miniator / Fecit' (f. 94a; 30 x 30 mm) and 'Pius IV / Pont. Opt. Max. / de / Medicis / Mediolanense' (f. 94d; 35 x 30 mm), and a section of border (f. 94c; 15 x 10 mm); a section of border of scroll-work, ladybirds, and a plaque inscribed 'Ceci vi / dent claudi / ambulant' (94*b; 35 x 235 mm), and two sections of frame (f. 94*a, 35 x 15 mm; f. 94*c, 35 x 15 mm). 
Origin: Italy, Central (Rome) 


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