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?
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