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upper center in red ink: LVNAE RADIIS NON MATVRESCIT BOTRVS.; center right in black ink: XXVIII.; animal in image numbered .1., in red ink; lower center in black/violet ink: Exultatio animae et corporis VINVM moderate potatum.Ecc[us].31. (“Wine drunk with moderation is the soul and joy of the body.” Ecclesiasticus 31:36) (Latin Vulgate Bible)
on facing page, upper center in brown ink: Nec Veneris, nec tu vini capiaris amore: / Vno namq[ue] modo vina Venusq[ue] nocent.; lower center in brown ink: Haec tua sunt, bona sunt, quia tu bonus ista creasti: / Nil nostrum est in eis, nisi quod peccamus, amantes / (Ordine neglecto), pro te, quod conditur, abs te (These things are thine and are good, for thou who did good didst create then. / Nothing of ours is in them save our sin in neglecting due order. / When in they stead we have love for that which by thee is created (St. Augustine, _City of God against the Pagans_(?), trans. Loeb Classical Library, 545)


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

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