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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 131r

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Abbot, tonsured, wearing Cistercian habit, holding crozier in right hand, is flanked by two corpses (skeletons), each holding one of his arms. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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