01 May 2021
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The page in question is found in the spectacular Maastricht Hours (Stowe MS 17, f. 273r), made in Liège in the 14th century. You can explore the entire manuscript for yourself on the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site.
Marginal miniature of the king of love sitting in a tree with two musicians, aiming his arrows at a couple sitting below: Stowe MS 17, f. 273r
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Musicians entertained the couple as they waited for the Red Arrows' fly past
Posted by: Jeremy Lord | 01 May 2021 at 04:43 PM