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France, probably Paris or possibly the Loire region, ca. 1460
MS M.381 fol. 12v

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De Mulieribus Claris: Scene, Nessus the Centaur taking Dejanira from Hercules -- Nessus, as man wearing hat, is astride horse; Dejanira, wearing hennin, sits sideways behind him. At right, behind hillock, Hercules, name inscribed HERCULES, wearing hat, aims arrow in bow at Nessus.
Scene in landscape with trees, rocky outcrop and castle in background.

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