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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 110r

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Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, with crossed nimbus, wearing fillet, with arms raised (orant), showing wounds, partially draped in mantle, is seated on arc, with feet on globe, in mandorla emanating rays. Flanking Him are two angels, kneeling on clouds and playing horns. Below are Virgin Mary, and John Baptist (?), both nimbed and kneeling with joined hands raised, above five nude souls, partially draped in shrouds, emerging from graves with joined hands raised.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Dreux (checky or and azure a bend gules), surmounted by a crown.

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