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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 149r

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Priest (?), tonsured, wearing vestments, holding book with two clasps in left hand, stands beside corpse (skeleton), grasping his right wrist. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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