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Apr 7

Our vice runs beyond all that old men saw,
And far authentically above our laws,
And scorning virtues safe and golden mean,
Sits uncontrolled upon the high extreme.
Circes, thy monsters painted out the hue,
Of feigned filthiness, but ours is true.
Our vice puts down all proverbs and all themes,
Our vice excels all fables and all dreams.

- Book 7, Epigram 42 by Thomas Bastard

The Triumph of Galatea (detail) [1506] by Raphael

The Triumph of Galatea (detail) [1506] by Raphael

Portrait of Margherita Paleologo [1531] by Giulio Romano

Portrait of Margherita Paleologo [1531] by Giulio Romano

The Rape of Europa [1560-62] by Titian

The Rape of Europa [1560-62] by Titian

Mar 6
Tomb of King Afonso I, 16th century, Coimbra, Portugal

Tomb of King Afonso I, 16th century, Coimbra, Portugal

Mar 2
Tibetan or Chinese sword (ral gri), 14-16th century

Tibetan or Chinese sword (ral gri), 14-16th century

Altar of Archangel Michael [1510] by Gerard David

Altar of Archangel Michael [1510] by Gerard David

Spanish hunting sword, by-knife and scabbard, 1544

Spanish hunting sword, by-knife and scabbard, 1544

Hare [1502] by Albrecht Dürer

Hare [1502] by Albrecht Dürer

Neptune and Medusa [1550-70] by Paolo Farinati

Neptune and Medusa [1550-70] by Paolo Farinati

Feb 9
Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript (India) [late 15th or early 16th century)

Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript (India) [late 15th or early 16th century)

Chinese, second half of the 16th century

Chinese, second half of the 16th century

Austrian crossbow, 1556

Austrian crossbow, 1556

Jan 3
The same God so that he obtained of the Magus was by demons be pulled in pieces [16th century] by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The same God so that he obtained of the Magus was by demons be pulled in pieces [16th century] by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Panciatichi Holy Family (detail) [1540] by Agnolo Bronzino

The Panciatichi Holy Family (detail) [1540] by Agnolo Bronzino