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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 129v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Knight (?), wearing chaperon hat with badge and gold collar (necklace), with sword sheathed at waist and spurs at feet, stands with arms extended, flanked by two corpses (skeletons), each holding one of his arms. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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