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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 86r

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Christ: noli me tangere -- Mary Magdalen, nimbed, arms crossed on breast, kneels before Christ, rays as cross nimbus. He stands, body partially draped, showing wounds in side, right hand and feet, extending right hand toward Mary. They flank tree, with ointment jar on ground between them. Scene in grid-like garden, enclosed with wattle fence; landscape beyond fence with hills, buildings, body of water in distance. Text at bottom of miniature begins Suffrage to Mary Magdalen.

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