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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 137v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Monk, tonsured, wearing Carmelite habit and mantle, holding book in left hand, stands beside corpse (skeleton), holding his right hand. Background with tree and sky. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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