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Hercules Poisoned by the Shirt of Nessus
Boucicaut Master or workshop (French, active about 1390 - 1430)
Paris, France (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Ms. 63 (96.MR.17), fol. 18v
Leaf: 42 × 29.6 cm (16 9/16 × 11 5/8 in.)
Grasping a rock in one hand and two trees in the other, the famous
Years before this event, the centaur Nessus intercepted Hercules and his new bride
Transforming Tradition: Ancient Motifs in Medieval Manuscripts (September 23 to November 30, 2003)
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