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

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Arcas aiming Arrow at Calistona and Scene, Metamorphosis of Calistona -- At right, Arcas, wearing tall brimless hat and sleeveless tunic, aims arrow in bow at Calistona (bear). At left, Jupiter, wearing hat and fur lined tunic with tabard (?), rests right hand on right arm of Calistona, wearing turban type of headdress with jewel, and gown partly of vair. She extends her hands and looks toward Arcas.
Scene in landscape with hills, trees, and fields; man with dog on road next to wayside cross; city in distance beneath blue sky with gold stars.
Champie initial K with spray-work.

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