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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 136v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Monk, tonsured, wearing Benedictine habit, stands with arms extended, flanked by two corpses (skeletons), one gesturing and the other holding the monk's left arm. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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