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France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 202v

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Christ: Ascension -- Christ, rayed cross as nimbus, flanked by blue angels, appears in mandorla of rays, extending his right hand. Below, to left, group of figures kneel, hands, joined and include four veiled women, Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, and Evangelist John. To right, Apostle Peter, tonsured, Apostle Paul, and other male figures, kneel, all with joined hands. In background is landscape.

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