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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 150v

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Legend, Dance of Death -- Jeweler (?), wearing hat, gesturing with left hand, stands behind draped table with salt cellar (?), rings or coins, and other gold object, beside corpse (skeleton), grasping his right arm. Scene in room with leaded-glass windows and tile floor. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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