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Netherlands, Haarlem, 1445-1460
MS M.1031 fol. 153v

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, crossed (?) nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, His neck pierced by two swords, raising right hand in blessing, His body partially draped, is seated on arc, one foot on tripartite globe. He is flanked above by two angels blowing horns, and below by Virgin Mary, with joined hands, and John Baptist, hands raised, both nimbed and kneeling. Between them two bodies, one tonsured, the other partially draped, both with hands raised, emerge from graves.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament and bunches of twigs, and inhabited by bird.

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