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France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 210v

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Virgin Mary: Assumption -- Within red, irregularly-shaped mandorla, Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands raised, is supported by two angels, and stands on cushion held by two angels, all rising toward Christ, cross-nimbed, holding crowned personification of soul of Virgin Mary, in starred heaven. All figures, except Christ, have decorated nimbi.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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