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France, Poitiers, ca. 1415
MS M.743 fol. 1v

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Christ, nimbed, stands with right hand raised in blessing before kneeling man, possibly Emperor Charles V, as Elizabeth (?), nimbed, veiled, holds crown above his head. Behind Charles V kneels young woman, possibly Isabel of Portugal, with joined hands raised. Above is dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, with wings extended, in mandorla emanating rays.

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