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Italy, Florence, during the last quarter of the 15th century
M.361 fol. 132r

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Personification: Death -- Skeleton, holding sickle, is astride horse, below which are bodies of figures reclining on ground. Scene is in landscape setting, within decorated initial D.
Margin is decorated with floreate border, including flowers emerging from pots, inhabited by putti, birds, and skulls. At top is skull wearing crown.

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