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L’histoire de Jason
Belgium, probably Lille, ca. 1470
MS M.119 fol. 43v

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Legend, Argonauts: Jason meeting Theseus – Jason (?), holding hat in right hand, half-kneels with left hand on his breast, before Theseus (?), wearing hat and breastplate (?), with decorated sword sheathed at his waist and right hand on his breast. Flanking Jason and Theseus are four figures, one possibly Mopsus, including three men wearing hats, one facing away, and a youth or woman, wearing headscarf. Scene in cobbled city street lined with buildings, depicted in one-point perspective.

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