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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 164r

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Christ: noli me tangere -- Next to tree, Mary Magdalen, nimbed, kneels on one knee, raising left hand and extending right. Opposite, Christ, rays as nimbus, extending right arm, holding processional cross with left hand, stands, partially draped showing wounds in hands and side.
Scene in garden surrounded by wattle fence, with buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border of vine scroll and floreate ornament, including thistle enclosed in gold leaves.

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