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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 151r

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Swaddled infant, laying in crib or cradle, is pulled by left arm by corpse (skeleton), holding dart in left hand, outside the house. Scene in house with leaded-glass windows, cloth wall hanging, and tile floor. Outside the house is diapered background. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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