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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 478v

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Virgin Mary: Death, and Assumption -- Twelve apostles, all nimbed, including Peter, wearing vestments and swinging censer, and Evangelist John, holding candle, stand beside canopied bed in which Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, hands joined, reclines. At foot of bed are two unidentified male figures, one hooded and wearing cloak, the second holding book in both hands. Both are nimbed.
Above, Virgin Mary, hands joined, appears within rayed mandorla, surrounded by angels.
Scene within room inhabited by figures in the background.
Scene framed by border decorated with foliate ornament and budding and full flowers, including pinks, daisies, and pea.

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