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Netherlands, Delft, ca. 1440
MS M.349 fol. 13v

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Christ Child: Nativity -- Nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, reclines on drapery of Virgin Mary's garment. Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, kneels looking towards Him. Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hood, raising right hand, holding candle with left hand, kneels on one knee at His head. All under shed roof.
Margins decorated with a border of floreate ornament.

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