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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 91r

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Christ: anointed by Woman -- Apostle (?) stands behind Christ, with crossed nimbus, gesturing, and Mary of Bethany, nimbed, holding ointment jar in draped left hand, gesturing toward Judas (?), nimbed, wearing purse at waist, raising both hands. Rays emanate from above in sky. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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