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France, probably Paris or possibly the Loire region, ca. 1460
MS M.381 fol. 46r

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De Mulieribus Claris: Scene, Wives of Cimbrians hanged -- In stockade constructed of carts, three hang in nooses from cart wheels, one woman flanked by two horses. At lower left, woman raises sword in right hand over youth reclining on ground. At right, soldiers, holding lances, approach on horseback (?). In foreground, four spikes protrude from ground.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrops and trees.

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