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Netherlands, ca. 1475-1490
MS W.27 fol. 165v

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In left margin:
Virgin Mary: Assumption -- Christ and God, wearing papal tiara, both holding crown, are in cloud-circled heaven above Virgin Mary, in mandorla, with joined hands raised, lifted by four angels, beside decorated initial T.
In lower margin:
Virgin Mary: Prince of Priests, Hand cleaving to Bier -- Apostle (?), holding object, walks before nine apostles, carrying on their shoulders poles supporting bier of Virgin Mary. Affixed to bier are four severed hands beloning to figure, wearing hat, fallen beneath the bier, and to man, wearing pointed hat, on wrists and knees on road behind the apostles.
Top margin with scattered flower border.

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