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Austria, probably in Tyrol, last quarter of the 15th century
MS M.763 fol. 51v

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Der Renner: Scene, greatest Fool -- Crowned king, with hands possibly bound, kneels on ground before throne and scepter. Behind him stands executioner, wearing helmet, holding sword raised in both hands. Four (?) men, wearing hats, gesturing, witness scene from behind hill. On top of the hill are trees and castle or church, with cross-surmounted spire.

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