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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 138r

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Notary, wearing chaperon hat, holding roll in left hand, with inkpot and stylus case hanging from his left wrist, stands flanked by two corpses (skeletons), each holding one of his arms. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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