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Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry, 1405–1408/9. Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France by 1399–1416). French; Made in Paris. Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum; 9 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (23.8 x 16.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1).
Mass for the Ascension
The Ascension, Folio 199v
The apostles and the Virgin flank either side of the central mountain from which Christ ascends into heaven. Only his lower legs and feet are visible as he has disappeared into the cloud, leaving his footprints on the earth below.