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Oath of office for coiners and minters of Avignon and register of officials
France, Avignon, ca. 1411
MS M.300 fol. 2v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, sits on draped throne, with both hands supporting Christ Child, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing and extending left hand. Figures against diapered background. Margins decorated with bezants and scrolling foliage entwined around bar border, some foliage terminating in heads of hybrid men wearing headgear, or heads of long-beaked fantastic animals, all sprouting from vase in lower margin. Decorated initial B of Beata. Miniature for prayer to the Virgin.

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