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

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Knight, wearing plate armor and helmet, with dagger and sword sheathed at waist, is flanked by two corpses (skeletons), each holding one of his arms. Sky with stars in background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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