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France, Paris, between 1230 and 1239
MS M.92 fol. 13v

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Virgin Mary: borne to Burial -- Two nimbed angels, emerging from clouds, swing censers above body of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, lying with arms crossed on her breast on draped bier, carried by twelve nimbed apostles. Three Jews wearing pointed hats, including Prince of Priests, hang from the bier.
Scene with gold background, within decorated frame. Scene caption in French above, (COM) LI APOSTRE LE(M)PORTERE(N)T ET LI GENI SACT DIRE(N)T A LA BIERE ET LES MEI(N)S LOR SECHERE(N)T.

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