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Siege and destruction of Troy, Lydgate’s version
England, ca. 1400-1450
M.876 fol. 6r

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Female Personification of Fortune, crowned, wearing ermine cloak, stands holding wheel with both hands. At left, two of seven kings, crowned, some only crown visible, extend hands to the wheel; man wearing bejeweled headgear is among the kings. At right, king, crowned, and five other men recline on ground, eyes open, some with arms extended.
Figures in grassy foreground, with background decorated with flowers.
Miniature within frame decorated with foliate ornament, inserted into two columns of text at beginning of Book 2.

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