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France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 234v

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Christ: noli me tangere -- Christ, nimbed, partially draped, stands beside tree. He holds spade in right hand and raises left hand. At left is Mary Magdalen, nimbed, kneeling on one knee, holding jar in left hand and raising right hand. Scene in front of fence. In background is landscape with buildings of city in distance.
Scene is surrounded by frame inscribed at bottom with DE LA MAGDALAINE.

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