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Latin 416: Seneca and Roman Tragedy

Seneca, Tragedies - Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (ARTStor Collection)

Start of Hercules Furens. Initial S(oror Tonantis) formed by dragons spitting fire, with crowned Juno pointing to heaven with sun, moon and stars ringed by signs of the zodiac. Gold filigree surround border with six roundels and medallion with crested helmet and shield, surrounded by winged elephants.
Written by Niolaus (sic) presbyter. In two styles, identified by C. Huter as (fol. 1) the Novella Master and (remainder) Cristoforo Cortese.
- whole page Folio #: fol. 001r, Bodleian Library