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Book of Hours
France, possibly Lille, ca. 1445
M.304 fol. 84r

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Christ: noli me tangere -- Christ, nimbed, body partially draped, raising right hand, holding shovel (spade) with left hand stands before Mary Magdalen, nimbed, wearing headdress, with joined hands raised, kneeling next to ointment jar.
Exterior scene with trees, all enclosed by wattle fence.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid man wearing hat holding spear with left hand.

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