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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission

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  • Illuminated manuscript. Leaf from a Doge’s Commission. Huntington Master. Illumination, penwork, parchment, gold, 212 x 144 mm, pasted on parchment mount, 203 x 141 mm, circa 1575-1599. Production Place: Italy, Venice. DECORATION: Full-page oval miniature with holder of commission in white habit and scapular (probably a Carmelite) kneeling in prayer before an altar with a Crucifix and two books bound in red, and a lion at one side, the whole set in an austere interior with landscape beyond, framed by a full border of gold formal ornament with the arms, per pale, argent and gules, crest of unicorn holding a heart, and motto PRINCIPIUM INSPICE RARUM in the lower bar.
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