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Roman de Tristan
France, probably Bourges, April 15, 1468
MS M.41 fol. 128v

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Legend, Tristan and Isolde: Lancelot encountering Elaine of Corbenic at Bridge to Corbenic -- Lancelot, wearing gold plumed helmet, gold and black armor, spurs, holding lance with right hand with shield at left shoulder, astride caparisoned horse with pseudo inscription, wearing face armor, passing nude Elaine, gesturing with right hand, standing in tub of water. In background, bridge to castle of Corbenic. Scene in landscape.

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