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upper center in red ink: Tanquam momentum staterae sic est ante te orbis TERRARVM: et ta[m/n]q[uam] gutta roris antelucani, quae descendit in TERRAM (For the whole world before thee is as a little grain of the balance, yea, as a drop of the morning dew that falleth down upon the earth. Wisdom of Solomon 11:22)
Facing page: upper center in brown ink: Tu solus altissimus, in omni (“You alone are the most high over all the earth.” Psalms 82:19) (Latin Vulgate Bible); lower center in black ink: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, DOMINVS, deus exercituum: / Plena est omnis terra gloria eius.Isaias.6. (“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” Isaiah 6:3) (Latin Vulgate Bible)


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


Schober, Sarah-Marie. "Taming the Untamable: Early modern civet cats and the nature-culture dichotomy" Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek vol 71 (Humans and Other Animals, ed. Eric Jorink, Joanna Woodall, and Edward H. Wouk) (2021): 43-44 and fig. 13.

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