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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 264v

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Mary Magdalen: at Sepulcher -- Mary Magdalen, nimbed, holding lid of ointment jar in raised right hand and jar in left hand, kneels before sarcophagus within sepulcher. Angel, nimbed, raises shroud from sarcophagus.
Scene within landscape.
In background, Christ: noli me tangere -- Mary Magdalen kneels before Christ. Both are nimbed.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial M decorated with foliate ornament begins Suffrage to Mary Magdalen.

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