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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 251r

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Weighing of Soul -- Archangel Michael, nimbed, wearing armor, holding scales containing souls with left hand, raises cross staff with right hand toward devil extending hands to the scales.
Margins decorated with bands of floreate ornament, including columbine, and grapes, and inhabited by two fantastic animals, one with face on back.

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