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England, possibly Winchester, 1490s
MS M.487 fol. 192v

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Personification: Soul, borne to Heaven -- Half-figures of three nude, nimbed souls, all with joined hands raised, are born in napkin held by two angels toward God, nimbed, emanating rays, with right hand raised in blessing and holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand, in mandorla. Below are three open graves.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament, including berries.

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