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Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi
Italy, possibly Lombardy, early 14th century
MS M.689 fol. 10r

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, right hand on breast, left hand on right knee, semi-reclines, looking toward manger in which is Christ Child, nimbed, swaddled, looking back at her. Ox and ass are visible behind the manger.
Medallion labelled NATUM DOMINI.

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