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31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Yates Thompson 7 f. 174r detail

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(ilexi) with a woman (Duchess Dionora?) with a skull for a face admiring herself in a hand mirror, with 'Memento homo' in a roundel at the left, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead, from a Book of Hours ('The Hours of Dionara of Urbino'), central Italy (Florence or Mantua), c. 1480, Yates Thompson 7, f. 174r


Happy Halloween, everyone! 


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