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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 108r

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Medea murdering Sons -- Next to faldstool, Medea, with peacock wings, wearing turban type of headdress with jewel and fur lined gown, stands holding with right hand, sword impaling two bleeding infants, holding their right arms with her left hand. Standing opposite, looking toward infants, Jason, wearing tall fur (?) hat and fur lined tunic, with his right hand grasps hilt of sheathed sword held with left hand. Behind him, woman, probably his wife, daughter of Creon, wearing hat with jewel and veil, and fur lined gown, raises right hand.
Scene in room with decorated wall, wood ceiling and tile floor.
Champie initial I with spray-work.

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