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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 187v

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Antiochus of Antioch posing Riddle to Apollonius of Tyre -- Daughter of Antiochus, wearing sideless surcote lined with fur, hands raised, stands with two decapitated, bleeding bodies and heads at her feet. She is flanked by Antiochus, crowned, wearing long tunic lined with fur, and by Apollonius of Tyre, wearing tall brimless hat and short tunic lined with fur, both gesturing and looking toward the daughter.
Scene in landscape with hills, trees, and city in background.
Champie initial O with spray-work.

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