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France, probably Paris or possibly the Loire region, ca. 1460
MS M.381 fol. 25r

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De Mulieribus Claris: Scene, Lucretia committing Suicide -- Lucretia, wearing truncated hennin and fur-lined garment, stabs herself in breast with knife. At left stand woman, wearing truncated hennin, looking away, with hands on abdomen, and two men, wearing hats, one raising hands, looking toward Lucretia.
Scene below two arches supported by column in room with decorated wall and tile floor.

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