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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 109v

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Mary Magdalen: Scene, Soul borne to Heaven -- Mary Magdalen, nimbed, with joined hands, wearing ermine-lined cloak, is lifted up by five angels. Ointment jar is on rocky outcrop below.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by peacock. Scroll inscribed ANGELIS SUIS D(EU)S MA(N)DAUIT DE TE UT CUSTODIA(N)T TE I(N) OM(N)IBUS UIIS TUIS. PSALMUS XC (Psalm 91:11, Vulg. Psalm 90:11, variant)

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