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Chansonnier provençal
Italy, ca. 1285-1300
MS M.819 fol. 60r

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Right Margin:
King, named Richard in text, standing, both hands slightly extended.
Scene, Sports and Games: Dicing -- Two youthful men seated on bench, flanking game board on which are coins and three dice.
Lower Margin:
Scene, Sports and Games: Falconry -- At left, man, his left hand holding jesses attached to leg of falcon, grasping tail of falcon with left hand.
At right, one of two confronted men, both gesturing, looking back over right shoulder.
Text of poem by Folquet de Marseille (Folquet de Marselha).



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