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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 55v

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Christ: Temptation, 3rd -- A horned devil with bat's wings raises right hand toward Christ, cross-nimbed, lowering His right hand toward the devil, holding a book with one strap in His left hand, and seated on a mountain with trees. Scene with gold background, within Gothic arcade and foliate frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals, and four heraldic shields, including Moreuil (two), in four of six medallions (two as halves).

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