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upper center in red ink: SIMIA NON CAPITVR LAQVEO; center right in black ink: XXXII.; animals in image numbered .1. and .2.; on tablecloth in image at right in (gold?): CAVDA ET BARBA HABIT SIMIA; lower center in violet/black ink: SIMIA IN PVRPVRA.
Facing page: upper center in brown ink: Laudationem domini loquetur os meum, et benedicat o[m/n]is / caro, nomini sancto eius, in seculum et seculu[m], seculi ps144 (“My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.” Psalms 144:21) (Latin Vulgate Bible); lower center in (gold?): Stat sua cuiq[ue] dies, breve, et irreparabile tempus / Omnibus est vitae. Sed famam extendere factis: / Hoc virtutis opus.


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

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