MS M.461, fols. 5v–6r

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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. 5v–6r


These mythical warrior-women are presented as if they were European noblewomen. They are shown engaged in their legendary behaviors, including mating with men from neighboring tribes and killing all their male offspring.