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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 107r

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Virgin Mary: Burial -- Evangelist John (?) and another apostle, both nimbed, lower into sarcophagus body of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with hands crossed on her abdomen. Behind the sarcophagus stand other nimbed apostles, including Peter, tonsured, holding aspergil in right hand. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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