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Advent 2018: 11 December

An image of the Madonna and Child, embossed on leather binding of D.17.17 from our Bolton Collection, Varii historiæ Romanæ scriptores, a book of various historic Roman writers (Geneva, 1568).

At less than 4cm in height, this image is one of three females populating the 16th century blind-tooled roll calf binding covering. Read full catalogue entry here.

Can you make out the image on the binding below?

Front cover
front cover, Madonna and Child highlighted
Second Madonna and Child embossed image, back cover

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