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Mariegola of the Scuola di Santa Maria Nova
Italy, Venice, third quarter of the 15th century
MS M.428 fol. 3r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, emanating rays, holds on her lap nude infant Christ Child, nimbed. Landscape in background.
Margins with floreate ornament, with with two inscriptions, reading IESUS and MARIEGOLA, and two medallions:
1) Lamb of God, with crossed nimbus, holding cross-staff with banner inscribed with cross, framed with laurel leaves.
2) Two angels, nimbed, support medallion framed with laurel leaves in which is sun, inscribed IH[ESU]S, with cross.

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