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France, Paris, ca. 1515
MS M.286 fol. 33r

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands extended, kneels looking down at nude Christ Child, nimbed, reclining on extension of Mary's garment. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, with joined hands (?) kneels behind Virgin Mary. All under open frame of building with fence at left. Ass and ox are next to Christ Child. Figures wear garments in grisaille.
Scene in landscape.
Miniature enclosed in architectural frame decorated with sculptural and foliate ornament.
Bird in initial D.

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