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Para Mamluk carpet fragment, 15th or 16th century, Ottoman Empire. 45x98cm. The Texile Museum, Washington DC, inv. no: 7.21. density 16Vx15V (240/in2 and 720/dm2).




by Giovanni Martini, aka Giovanni Martini da Udine; 1470–1535.

“Saint Mark enthroned with six saints”,

1501. Painting. Udine, dome, 1st altar on left.

Portrait of an old man
mid 16th century
by Sofonisba Anguissola (b. ca. 1530, Cremona, d. 1625, Palermo)
Burghley Collection, UK