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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 146v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Fieldworker, with both hands steering plow pulled by horse or ox, turns head over right shoulder to look at corpse (skeleton), touching him with both hands. Scene in landscape with furrowed field and sky. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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