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France, Paris, 1228-1234
MS M.153 fol. 23r

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Medallion 1:
1) Christ: noli me tangere -- Mary Magdalen, nimbed, veiled, kneels with hands raised in prayer before Christ, crossed nimbus, cross-staff in left hand.
Medallion 2:
2) Christ: Harrowing of Hell -- John Baptist, nimbed, holding medallion with Lamb of God, faces Christ, crossed nimbus, holding cross-staff in right hand and with left hand grasping wrist of one of three nude souls standing in open hell mouth.
Scenes against gold backgrounds inside medallions set on diapered grounds within decorated frame.

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