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France, probably Paris or possibly the Loire region, ca. 1460
MS M.381 fol. 48r

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De Mulieribus Claris: Scene, Death of Porcia -- Porcia, wearing headdress, falling or semi-reclining, is flanked by three women, two wearing truncated hennins, one extending both arms to Portia, one grasping left arm of Porcia with right hand. The third woman, wearing headdress, clasping hands, looks toward another woman, wearing hat, raising red hot coal in left hand, standing next to fire in hooded fireplace.
Scene in room with traceried windows, below trefoil arch.

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