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upper center in black ink: ALITER CATVLI LONGE OLENT ALITER SVES.; center right in (gold?): XXXIX.; animals in image numbered .1. and .2., in red ink; on trough in lower left of image in (gold?): Ao.80; lower center in red ink: CATVLVS LEONEM.; lower center in black ink: VINVM novum Amicus novus, veterascet et cum iucunditate bibes illud. Ecc.[us] 9. (“A new friend is new wine; when it is old, you will drink it with pleasure.” Ecclesiasticus 9:15) (Latin Vulgate Bible)
Facing page: upper center in brown ink: Vt sapiant fatuae fabrorum prandia Betae / O, quam s[a]epe petet vina, piperq[ue] coquus.; lower center in brown ink:VINA sitim sedant, natis Venus alma creandis / serviat: hos fines transilysse nocet.


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

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