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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 146r

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Nectanebus before Philip II of Macedonia and Olympias -- Followed by group of six (?) men, four wearing tall brimless hats, one raising right hand, Philip, crowned, holding scepter with right hand, extending left hand, stands with his wife Olympias, wearing turban type of headdress with jewel and vair lined gown, both hands extended. They look toward Nectanebus, as fire-breathing dragon, standing in doorway. Outside, represented a second time, Nectanabus flies as eagle.
Interior scene in room with decorated wall, wood ceiling and tile floor; exterior scene in landscape with hills and body of water, all beneath blue sky with gold stars.
Champie initial T with spray-work.

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