MS M.461, fols. 13v–14r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 13v–14r


Like the first image of Britain in this manuscript, the scene here depicts a strange place filled with men who paint their bodies in many colors and women who paint themselves black so as to travel incognito.