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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 404v

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Angel: Fall -- Archangel Michael, nimbed, wears mantle and is armed with a cross-inscribed shield and a spear, transfixing and treading on the fallen Lucifer as Satan with bat wings. To left, a nimbed angel raises a sword in left hand and holds a shield in right hand, treading on a dragon. To right, a nimbed angel holds a shield (cross-nimbed ?) in left hand, and with a lance in right hand transfixing a rebel angel as devil. Two rebel angels as bestial devils with bat wings fall into flaming Hell Mouth. Scene within frame decorated with lobed lozenges at corners and ivy leaves.

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