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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 155v

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Christ: Miracle of healing Lepers Ten -- Eight (?) apostles, nimbed, most only nimbi visible, follow Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing. Before him are group of figures, most only tops of heads visible. Of the two foremost, one carries basin or hat with right hand and the other, carries clapper (?) with right hand, holding with left hand, sack draped over left shoulder. Wall of city is in background. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including cornflower, thistle, grapes, rose, and strawberry, and inhabited by wild man grasping ears with hands, and crone-like wild woman, holding spindle with left hand and raising distaff with right hand. Text is collect for 1st Vespers on 13th Sunday after Pentecost.

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