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England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 162v

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Virgin Mary: Assumption, and Virgin Mary: giving Girdle to Thomas -- Virgin Mary, with her joined hands raised in prayer, ascends into clouds, in mandorla supported by four angels. Two emerge from clouds, and two others kneel on empty sarcophagus. Her girdle descends from her feet to raised joined hands of Apostle Thomas kneeling before the sarcophagus.
Scene with decorated and gold punched backgrounds, within decorated frame with foliate terminals at corners.

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