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upper center in pink ink: COELU COELI DOMINO TERRAM AUTEM DEDIT FILIIS HOMINUM (The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's, but the earth hath he given to the children of men, Psalms 115:16); lower center in violet ink: Nil adeo natura ferum, nil sedula fecit Horrendum, quod sit duris mortalibus horror (from Natale Conti)
Facing page: upper center in brown ink: Et quae modo faemina tergo / Passa marem, nunc esse marem miramur hyaenam; lower center in brown ink: Exuinis Memphita niger coopertus Hyaenae, / Adversam sortem, se domuisse monet. A:S: (Stockelius?)


Emperor Rudolph of Austria; Lessing J. Rosenwald, Alverthorpe, PA; gift to NGA, 1987.


Schober, Sarah-Marie. "Taming the Untamable: Early modern civet cats and the nature-culture dichotomy" Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek vol 71 (Humans and Other Animals, ed. Eric Jorink, Joanna Woodall, and Edward H. Wouk) (2021): 41-42 and fig. 7.

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