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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 398v

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Helena, Empress: raising Dead Man -- Dead man, partially shrouded, sits up with joined hands raised beside tau crosses. He is flanked by two men, one possibly Judas Cyriacus. First man covers nose with his right hand. Crowd of men and women looks on. Empress Helena not present.
Scene framed by historiated border with couple playing musical instruments in boat rowed by oarsman. Woman plays lute, and man plays pipe. They are followed by second boat rowed by two men. In background is landscape with buildings of village along river.

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