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France, Poitiers, ca. 1415
MS M.743 fol. 73v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding swaddled infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, sits sideways on ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, holding crutch over his left shoulder. Tree at left. Diaper background.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, with bands of foliate decoration.

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