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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 147v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Laborer, wearing hat, carrying spade over his left shoulder, with purse and tool at waist, walks with his right hand held by corpse (skeleton), with right hand raised. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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