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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 76r

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Sacrifice of Jephthah -- Daughter of Jephthah, headless, wearing fur lined gown kneels with joined hands. Before her on floor is her head, wearing turban type of headdress inscribed with cross, eyes closed. Behind her is Jephthah, wearing tall brimless hat, holding bloody saber in right hand, raising left hand, wearing sheath on strap over right shoulder, and purse on belt at waist.
Scene in chapel (?) with draped altar on platform with side curtains and retable on which is scene of crucified Christ flanked probably by Virgin Mary and Evangelist John.
Champie initial A with spray-work.

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