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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 422v

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Helena, Empress: Scene, adoring Cross, and Helena, Empress: Scene, raising Dead Man -- Empress Helena, crowned, hands joined in prayer, kneels with two other figures before draped altar, raised on three steps, with cross. Below the altar, man rises from tomb, hands joined in prayer.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid animal faces hybrid bishop.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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