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Northern Italy, 1450-1472
MS M.311 fol. 13r

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Virgin Mary: Adoration of Christ Child -- Half-figure of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands raised, adores nude Christ Child, cross-nimbed, below rays. Trees in background. Scene within decorated initial D.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including bouquets of fruit, inhabited by putti, birds, rabbit, and deer. In bottom margin, within wreath flanked by two putti, is Bichi family arms (or, a leopards's head sable, in chief an eagle sable).

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