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upper center in black ink: Quo non protrabitur pellis robusta Leonis / Est vulpis iungenda: facit solertia vires.; upper center in violet ink: CAVDA DE VVLPE TESTATVR. (“A fox is given away by his tail.” Erasmus, _Adages_, 1.9.35) (trans. Bass 2019, 207); center right in black ink: XXVII.; animals in image numbered .1., .2., .3., and .4.; banderole/scroll at left in image in red ink: cu[m] vulpe vulpina[m] dum.; lower center in (gold?): ANNOSA VVLPES HAVD CAPITVR LAQVEO.
Facing page: upper center in red ink: Omnis caro sicut foenum verterascet: et sicut FOLIVM / fructificans in arbore viridi.Ecc[es]:14. (“All flesh shall fade as grass, and as the leaf that springs out on a green tree.” Ecclesiasticus 14:18) (Latin Vulgate Bible); middle center in black ink: Subdola, saeva, rapax, Inventrix mille malorum / Corpore quot pili, totidem sunt pectore fraudes.; lower center in brown ink: Dum lynces orcando fremunt: ursus f[a]erus uncat: Ast Lupus ipse ululat: frendet agrestis aper.


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

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