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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 93r

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, draped in mantle, wearing loincloth, shows wounds, and is seated on arc with feet on tripartite globe. He is flanked above by two angels playing long trumpets. At left below, Virgin Mary, nimbed sits on cloud with two other women, nimbed; at right John Baptist, holding lamb with left hand and indicating it with right hand is seated on cloud with three (?) men, nimbed. Below, nude woman with joined hands raised, man, draped with shroud, orant, and nude man with hands raised, emerge from graves.
Lower Margin:
1) David: in Prayer -- David, crowned, wearing vair lined garment, with joined hands raised, kneels looking toward window through which shine rays. Harp is on floor in background.
2) David: rebuked by Nathan -- David, crowned, wearing vair lined garment, raising right hand, is seated on bench. Standing before him, gesturing, is Nathan, wearing hat.

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