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upper center in gold(?) ink: Tute lepus es et pulpamentum quaeris (A hare thyself, and goest in quest of game?) [Erasmus, Adages]; lower center, in red ink: LEPVS DORMIT
Facing page: upper center in (gold?): Inter aves Turdus, si quis me iudice certet, / Inter quadrupedes, gloria prima lepus.; lower center in brown ink: Lepusculus plebs invalida collocat in petra / cubile 28. (“The young hares are but feeble folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks.” Proverbs 30:26) (Latin Vulgate Bible)


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

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