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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 168r

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Gaius Fabricius rejecting Gold of Samnites and dispensing Justice -- Gaius Fabricius, wearing tall brimless hat and long tunic lined with fur, sits on chair before drapery, indicating floor with left hand and with right hand touches sack held by one of two Samnites, the other holding gold object, both wearing short tunics. At left are two prisoners, hands crossed and bound with fetters on feet. One is flanked by two other men, each holding the prisoner by one arm, and holding object, possibly candlestick, in other hand. The second prisoner stands behind with two other men.
Scene in room with decorated wall, tile floor.
Champie initial I with spray-work

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