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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 113v

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Scene, Liturgical: Celebration of Communion -- Tonsured priest, wearing vestments, holds hem of vestment of tonsured priest holding raised communion wafer (host) in both hands above altar with chalice. Flanking the priests are three acolytes, possibly tonsured, including two holding candles (?). Scene in church. Scene in half-circular vignette in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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