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Northeastern France, 1425-1430
MS M.396. Fol. 242v

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De Consolatione Philosophiae: Scene, Wisdom showing Boethius Vision of Heaven -- Female personification of Wisdom, crowned, with right hand holding blank, unfurled scroll and with left hand to shoulder of kneeling Boethius, wearing cap, with joined hands raised, looking up toward bust of God, cross-nimbed, emerging in rayed arc of heaven composed of five heads of winged angels.

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