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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 164v

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Diogenes of Sinope and Aristippus of Cyrene -- Diogenes, wearing tall brimless hat and robe, stands in arched doorway decorated with architectural ornament, including mask at top of column (?). He washes herbs in bowl of water. Across stream, Aristippus, wearing tall brimless hat and robe, is astride (?) bridled horse, holding reins with right hand and raising left hand. Two other men are visible behind him, one wearing tall brimless hat.
Scene in landscape with trees and stream.
Champie initial A with spray-work.

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