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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 119r

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Personification, Virtue: Fortitude -- Fortitude, veiled, with anvil on her head, holding serpent in right hand and tower in left hand, stands on wine press. Above her and to left is label inscribed FORCE. To right is scroll inscribed SED LIBERA NOS A MALO. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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