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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 252v

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Angel: Scene, protecting Soul -- Devil, wearing spectacles (?), extends right hand to soul, nude, right arm extended to guardian angel, nimbed, raising sword with right hand and placing left hand on right shoulder of the soul.
Margins decorated with blocks of floreate ornament, including daisy, rose and viola, and inhabited by hybrid animal and hybrid woman, wearing headdress, with lower body of serpent.

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