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L’histoire de Jason
Belgium, probably Lille, ca. 1470
MS M.119 fol. 92r

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Legend, Argonauts: Jason in Temple of Diana -- Priest, wearing pointed hat, kneeling, with both hands applies ungent to right leg of Jason, wearing armor, standing before altar upon which ox is burning beside vessel with lid removed. In niche above the altar is statue of Mars, wearing armor, holding banner. Pieces of armor on floor beside Jason and the priest. Scene in temple with arches and columns.

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