Illumanu

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ca. 1335-1340 Italy (Tuscany)
British Library
Royal 6 E IX:  Regia Carmina (Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany)
fol. 13r - personification of Florence

source (bl.uk)

authored by Convenevole da Prato, illuminated by Pacino di Buonaguida

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