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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 174r

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Gideon defeating Midianites -- Gideon, wearing helmet with gold plume, armor trimmed with gold, and collar or chain of gold, stands at head of large group of soldiers, wearing armor and helmets, some holding swords. He is stabbing one of five kings, crowned, wearing gold armor, all bleeding, one holding halberd, one with pallette decorated with lion face (mask). They stand at head of large group of soldiers wearing armor and helmets.
Scene in landscape with city or castle on hill in background, all beneath blue sky.
Champie initial U with spray-work.

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