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Chronicle of Flanders
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1490
MS M.435 fol. 21r

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Isabel of Portugal, crowned, and Philip the Good, wearing hat with liripipe, and collar of the Golden Fleece, grasping her left hand with his right hand, stand together below cupola with ogee arch. Urban landscape with gateway, bridge and buildings is in background. Above, left, escutcheon with heraldry of Isabel of Portugal (argent, a cross of five escutcheons azure with five bezants argent, a bordure gules charged with castles argent and four fleurs de lis or). Above right, escutcheon with heraldry of Philip the Good (quarterly, one and four France, a bordure compony gules and argent; two and three, Burgundy, and overall, argent a lion rampant sable) Motto of Philip the Good in upper margin TANT QU IE UIUE AUTRE NARAY.

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