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Brittany, France, ca. 1440-1450 ; Paris, France, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.117 fol. 142v

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Christ: anointed by Woman -- Woman, possibly Mary Magdalen, nimbed, seated on floor, lifts lid from ointment jar with right hand and with left hand wipes with her hair feet of Christ, with crossed rays as nimbus, seated behind draped circular table, surrounded by nimbed apostles, including John, with his head in the lap of Christ.
Margins with foliate ornament.

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