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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 29v

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Polyphemus slaying Acis -- Galatea, with joined hands, wearing large turban type of headdress with jewel, and gown trimmed and lined with vair, stands behind Acis. He reclines on hillock with hands extended, large stone on chest. Stream flows from beneath his right arm. Giant, Polyphemous, stands at feet of Acis, his right hand on top of the hillock, and his left hand grasping his belt. Both men wear tall brimless hats and fur lined tunics.
Scene in landscape with tree, near sea with islands, all beneath blue sky with stars.
Champie initial T with spray-work.

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