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Italy, perhaps Ferrara, ca. 1460-1475
MS W.29 fol. 14r

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Virgin Mary: Adoration of Christ Child -- In initial D, Christ Child, nimbed, wearing cross on cord around His neck, with his left hand grasps left wrist of Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, looking down at Him.
In lower margin, possibly Apostle Paul, nimbed, holding sword with left hand.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament, including flowers emerging from vase.

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