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Siege and destruction of Troy, Lydgate’s version
England, ca. 1400-1450
M.876 fol. 133r

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1) Legend, Generides: Death of Bellyns -- At upper left, on ship, Bellyns, crowned, reclines, his nude body partially draped. He is surrounded by soldiers, most only head or helmet visible.
2) Legend, Generides: Gwynan crowned -- Gwynan, crowned, is seated, holding scepter with left hand. He is flanked by two bishops wearing miters and copes, extending right hands to the crown, one holding processional cross with left hand and the other holding crozier (?) with left hand.
3) Legend, Generides: Death of Bellyns-- Body of Bellyns, crowned, reclines on bier flanked by four mourners, each holding candle. Two other mourners are astride horses pulling the bier; of a third horse, entering gate or portal, only hindquarters are visible.
Unfinished miniature within partial frame inserted into two columns of text. Unpainted initial; unpainted foliate ornament in left margin.

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