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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 123v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Corpse (skeleton), holding dart in right hand, in left hand holds left wrist of Pope, wearing triple-crown papal tiara with infulae and cope, carrying coffin (?) on his right shoulder. A second corpse walks behind the pope, holding the hem of his garment. Sky in background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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