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Book of hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.1160. Fol. 074v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation, Virgin kneeling -- Beneath rays, God, nimbed, crowned, wearing fur-trimmed mantle, is seated on canopied throne on stepped base, with left hand supporting cross-surmounted tripartite globe on His lap, raising right hand in blessing toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands raised, kneeling, flanked by two angels, above which descends angel, extending crown toward head of the Virgin.
All in room with paneled wall, decorative wall hanging, and tiled floor.
Decorated initial C of Converte at Compline of Hours for the Virgin.
Margins decorated with vase sprouting daisies floreate and foliate ornament, including roses, cornflowers and currants.

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