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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 133r

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Abbot, tonsured, wearing robe with blue tau cross of Hospitallers on left shoulder, holding crozier in right hand, is flanked by two corpses (skeletons), one grasping his right arm and the other holding the abbot's left hand. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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