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Prayerbook leaves
Germany, Regensburg, ca. 1515
MS M.1047 fol.

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, wearing crown, sits before cloth of honor and holds on her lap standing nude Christ Child, with rays as nimbus, extending right arm toward tonsured man, possibly wearing Dominican habit, kneeling with joined hands raised. In background are two marble columns with ornate capitals, low wall, and trees.
In margins at sides and bottom of miniature are scattered flowers and two birds, including hawk in lower margin.

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