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L’histoire de Jason
Belgium, probably Lille, ca. 1470
MS M.119 fol. 70v

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Legend, Argonauts: Marriage of King Appollo and Mena -- King Appollo, gesturing with left hand, joins right hand beneath cloth with right hand of Mena, wearing crowned headdress, with her left hand on her breast. Between them stands cleric, wearing hat tied with scarf. Behind them is altar, with side curtains and carved retable depicting Crucifixion at center. Crown on the altar. Witnessing the scene are men, wearing hats, at left, and women, wearing headdresses, at right. Scene in temple (?), with windows, columns, and tile floor.

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