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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 354v

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Legend, Tree of Life -- In the fruit tree, a man, wearing a hooded garment, picks an orange-colored fruit. Below, a unicorn sits beside a white rat and a black rat, both gnawing the trunk of the tree. To right, Hell Mouth. Scene with diapered background within Gothic architectural frame decorated with foliate scrolls, cusps of foliate terminals, and six French heraldic shields, including Moreuil (three), in medallions.

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