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Assumption of the Virgin miniature
Italy, Venice, ca. 1550
MS M.879r

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Virgin Mary: Assumption -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, standing on cloud is flanked by two putti. Below, within landscape of mountains, trees and body of water, are twelve Apostles surrounding sarcophagus, empty except for wrapping cloth. All look up; one holds cross staff, some have joined hands, one holds open book with draped hands, another holds navette and censer in right hand.
Scene on single leaf cutting.

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