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France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 77r

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Mary of Egypt: Scene, Burial -- Zosimus, wearing monk's habit and hood, and lion lower body of Mary of Egypt, nimbed, wearing short loin cloth, with arms crossed on her breast, into grave. Zosimus holds Mary's head and shoulders while the lion holds her feet with his front paws. Scene in landscape with trees. Diapered background.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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