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L’histoire de Jason
Belgium, probably Lille, ca. 1470
MS M.119 fol. 102v

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Legend, Argonauts: Medea throwing Apsyrtus' Limbs into Sea -- Aeëtes, crowned, wearing armor, stands in sailing ship surrounded by helmeted soldiers with spears and halberd. Before Aeëtes' ship is the Argo, in which stands Medea, wearing headdress, holding bleeding head of Apsyrtus over sea, in which float other limbs of Apsyrtus. Beside Medea stand maid, wearing headdress, holding body parts in her gathered dress; and helmeted soldiers. Other ships with soldiers in background.

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