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

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Monk, tonsured, wearing habit inscribed with red and white cross on breast, possibly habit of the Knights of the Order of Our Lady of Mon Jolie-Outremer, stands beside corpse (skeleton), holding his right hand. Scene in landscape with trees and sky. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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