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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 132r

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Abbot, tonsured, wearing Dominican habit, holding crozier in right hand, walks with left hand held by corpse (skeleton). Behind the abbot is another corpse, holding the hem of his habit with both hands. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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