MS M.461, fols. 18v–19r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 18v–19r


Here, the marvels are explicitly Christian in nature. The earth rejects the bodies of the dead until Empress Helene brings the True Cross to Cyprus, and the cross of the good thief hangs suspended in the church.