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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 305v

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Virgin Mary: Death -- Virgin Mary, veiled, lies on draped bed, before eleven apostles, including tonsured Apostle Peter. Some are nimbed; some stand; others are seated. Above, two nimbed angels hold napkin with nimbed personification of soul of Virgin Mary raising joined hands grasped by Christ, cross-nimbed, emerging from clouds.
Scene within Gothic architectural frame decorated with cusps of ball terminals, and six French heraldic escutcheons, including Moreuil (one), Count of Grandpr³b (two), Count of Soissons (one), and Hangest (one), in medallions.

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