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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 52r

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Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, half-figure, amid rays of light, holds Christ Child, rayed nimbus, partially draped, in both hands, their cheeks touching.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border decorated with putti surmounting two columns. Each holds spear or staff.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament begins prayers to Virgin.

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