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Grandes chroniques de France
Northern France, 1410-1412
MS M.536 fol. 83v

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Grandes chroniques de France, Charlemagne, Book II, Chapter 1.
Charlemagne: Scene, Coronation -- Charlemagne, arms crossed across breast, money bag hanging from waist, kneels before Leo III, wearing papal tiara, holding crown in both hands. Man, hands joined in prayer, kneels behind Charlemagne. Cleric stands behind Leo III, beside draped altar with chalice, two candles, and cross.
Scene against diapered background within gold frame.

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