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France, Paris, between 1230 and 1239
MS M.92 fol. 7v

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Christ: Miracle of Cana -- Two servants flank twelve vases and kneel before draped table spread with vessels and food; one raises jug, the other a vessel of food.
Behind the table is Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing and holding book with one strap in His left hand. He is flanked by two men, one as master of the feast named Architriclinus, inscribed ARCHEDECLIN (in caption), both wearing caps, and two women wearing berbettes; all are seated. A couple raises hands.
Scene with architectural frame and proscenium, and gold background, within decorated frame. Scene caption in French above, (COM) IL FIST DE LOIUE UIN A NOCES ARCHEDECLIN.

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