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upper center in black ink: Talpa bipes, alta semper tellure sepultus / Aspiciens
numq[uam], sublato lumine Coelum.; center right in black ink: XXXXVI.; animals in image numbered .1. and .2., in red ink; lower center in black ink: TERRAE FILII / .3.
Facing page: upper center in brown ink: Claudere que caenas Lactuca solebat avorum: / Dic mihi cur nostras inchoat illa dapes?; middle center in black ink: Vt cita vescenti veniunt oblivia Talpae: / sic praecibus subeunt impie vanatuis.; lower center in red ink: Letentur coeli, et exultet TERRA, co[m]moveatur mare et plenitudo ei[us]/ gaudebunt CAMPI, et omnia quae in eis sunt. psal 95: (“Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea be moved and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful and all that is therein.” Psalms 95:11-12) (Latin Vulgate Bible)


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

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