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France, probably Paris or possibly the Loire region, ca. 1460
MS M.381 fol. 23r

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De Mulieribus Claris: Scene, Dido founding Carthage -- Dido, wearing truncated hennin and fur lined garment, stands opposite chest or altar on which is ox hide being cut by ax held in right hand of man, wearing hat, standing next to the chest. In foreground, half figures of two men, wearing hats, hold with both hands, frame, with hanging loop, enclosing head of white horse flanked by four trees.
Scene in landscape with trees and rocky outcrop.

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