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France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.201 fol. 17r

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Christ: Nativity -- Nude Christ Child, nimbed, reclines on cloth; Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands kneels looking toward Him. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, his hands clasped on top of crutch, kneels on one knee at His head. Ox and ass are at wicker manger in background.
Scene in wooden stable under ruined roof, with roof support between Christ Child and Virgin Mary.
Beginning of Introit for Third Mass on Christmas Day.

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