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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 171r

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1) Confessio Amantis: Scene, Death of Codrus, King of Athens -- Within area surrounded by fence, Codrus, holding sword upright with right hand and raising left hand, is stabbed by king (?) with sword. Both wear crowns and gold armor and helmets. They are flanked, outside the fence, by two groups of soldiers wearing helmets and armor and holding spears, and one halberd.
Scene in landscape with tree, beneath blue sky with gold stars.
2) Confessio Amantis: Scene, Pompey restoring Crown to King of Armenia -- Of three men wearing gold chain or collar, two wear tall brimless hats, and two hold crown above head of King of Armenia, wearing robe and mantle lined with vair, with joined hands kneeling before Pompey. Pompey, wearing crown of emperor and robe and mantle lined with vair, raising foliate scepter with right hand, and holding cross surmounted globe with left hand, is seated on throne before cloth decorated with fleurs de lis. Two other men, wearing tall brimless hats, stand in background at left looking on.
Scene in room with decorated wall, tile floor.
Champie initials O and I with spray-work.

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