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France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 20v

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Christ: Ascension -- Apostles and Virgin Mary, all nimbed, kneel with joined hands raised around mount upon which are footprints. Above, Christ, emanating rays, only showing legs and feet, ascends into clouds of heaven. In background are cities on distant hilltops.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. Baguettes with geometric ornament in side and lower margins. Green bird with outstretched wings in left margin.

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