Anima ragionevole e beata

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Every blessed and prudent soul is veiled. The bodily spirit is a garment (indumentum), covers like a peplos.

Das seidenverhangene Nirgend
widmet dem Strahl seine Dauer,
ich kann dich hier
sehen.

(Paul Celan)

Illumination: Cesare Ripa, ICONOLOGICA (Rome 1603)

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