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TACCOLA - Portrait of Emperor Sigismund of Hungary


Ms. Palatino 766 (BNCF), fol. 1v

The emperor, protector of the Ghibelline city-state of Siena, is shown crushing the tail of the seated lion (marzocco), symbol of the enemy Republic of Florence.

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