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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 126v

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Personification: Soul, borne to Heaven -- Nude souls of men and women, kneeling with joined hands raised amid flames of Hell, look up toward two angels, with cross-surmounted fillets, bearing napkin with three nude souls with joined hands raised toward God, in cloud of Heaven.
Margins with vinescroll and flowers, inhabited by wild man with club raised in right hand and fantastic animal.

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