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France, probably Paris or possibly the Loire region, ca. 1460
MS M.381 fol. 14r

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De Mulieribus Claris: Scene, Cumaean Sibyl bringing Books to Tarquinius Superbus -- Tarquinius, crowned, wearing vair lined robe, is seated on canopied throne. He extends right hand toward, and with left hand indicates, Cumaean sibyl, wearing headdress, kneeling before him, holding stack of six books with both hands. Other books are visible in fire through window in background.
Scene in room with decorated wall, tile floor and window.

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