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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 149v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Blacksmith, wearing hat, holding hammer in right hand, standing beside anvil, looks toward corpse (skeleton), standing beside him. On floor are two horseshoes and tongs. Diapered background. Scene in half-circular vignette in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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