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Northern Italy, ca. 1290
MS M.459 fol. 12v

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Bestiaire d'Amour: Argus -- Mercury, wearing hat, with left hand grasps horn of bull, and with sword in right hand, cuts off head of Argus, his face covered with eyes.
Bestiaire d'Amour: Swallow -- Within architectural frame of two arches, man sits at left, raising left hand, grasping with right hand, neck of blinded swallow; at right, sighted swallow flies upward.

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