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France, possibly Paris, late 15th century
MS M.2 fol. 129r

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Within courtyard, corpse, as Personification of Death, aims arrow at pope, wearing triple-crowned tiara and vestments and carrying papal cross. Pope is flanked by emperor, crowned, wearing armor and raising sword held in right hand, and cardinal, wearing vestments.
Miniature and text framed by border decorated with foliate and floreate ornament and inhabited by bird.

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