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Royal 15 E VI f. 20v Alexander
Alexander
Description: Detail of a miniature of Alexander being lowered into the sea in a cask, with the queen and her lover attempting to drown him but cutting the chains that suppor the diving bell. Alexander is saved by the knowledge that if he kills the cat that accompanies him, the sea, which cannot tolerate blood will throw the bell 
Origin: France, N. (Rouen) 
Attribution: Talbot Master 


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