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upper center in (gold?): NON PLVRIS QVAM SIMIAS.; center right in black ink: XXX; animals in image numbered .1. and .2.
Facing page: upper center in (gold?): Callidus emissas eludere simius hastas: / si mihi cauda foret, cercopithecus era[m].; lower center in violet ink: Posuit timorem hominis super omnem Carnem: et dominatus / est bestiarum, et volatilium. sapi.17. (“He put the fear of him upon all flesh, and he had dominion over beasts and fowls.” Ecclesiasticus 17:4) (Latin Vulgate Bible)


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

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