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'Bellini' re-entrant prayer rug, Anatolia or Caucasus, late 15th century, 115x147cm, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. inv. no: T135-1911



Witchcraft (Allegory of Hercules), fragment
c. 1535
Oil on canvas, 143 x 144 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

by Dosso Dossi
(b. ca. 1490, Ferrara, d. 1542, Ferrara)


(similar prayer arch border)