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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 204v

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Christ: noli me tangere -- Christ, nimbed, body partially draped with mantle, holding processional cross with right hand, raises left hand, showing wounds. Mary Magdalen, nimbed, extending right hand toward His foot, holding ointment jar with left hand, kneels before Him.
Scene in landscape with tree and bushes surrounded by wattle fence.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including grapes and inhabited by heron.

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