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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 142v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Monk, tonsured, wearing Dominican habit, holding book with two clasps in left hand, stands beside corpse (skeleton), grasping the monk's right arm. Diapered background. Scene in half-circular vignette in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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