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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 144r

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Money-changer, wearing hat, beside draped table with balance scales and stacks of coins, is pulled toward door by corpse (skeleton), holding his left arm. Scene in room with arched doorway and wooden ceiling. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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