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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 124r

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Holy Roman Emperor, wearing imperial crown and mantle with arms of Holy Roman Emperor (or an eagle displayed sable), holding raised sword in right hand, is flanked by two corpses (skeletons), including one holding hem of the emperor's mantle with right hand and the other holding the emperor's left hand. Scene in landscape with tree and sky. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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