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Livres du roy Modus et de la royne Racio
France, Lyon, ca. 1465
MS M.820. Fol. 123v

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Livres du Roy Modus et de la Royne Ratio: Scene, Tournament of Virtues and Vices -- In foreground, two knights joust; they are flanked by four other mounted knights holding lances. King Modus and Queen Ratio, both crowned, are flanked by two men and by two women, wearing henins. All sit in grandstand, watching the joust.
Grisaille miniature with addition of color.

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