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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 62r

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Clytemnestra stabbing Agamemnon and Scene, Clytemnestra murdered by Orestes -- At left, Agamemnon, nude, crowned, eyes closed, head resting on cushion, reclines in draped bed on platform; Clytemnestra, wearing turban type of headdress with jewel and fur lined gown, stabs him in chest with dagger held in her right hand. At right, large dog, baring teeth, stands next to Orestes, wearing tall brimless hat and fur lined tunic, his right hand grasping right breast of Clytemnestra, his left hand around her left shoulder. She is represented a second time, wearing same gown and headdress, with blood on her chest and on front of gown, grasping right hand of Orestes with her left hand.
Scene in room with decorated walls, drapery behind bed, and tile floor.
Champie initial O with spray-work.

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