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France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 96r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneels before draped altar holding nude Christ Child, cross nimbus. Both look toward Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing miter with infulae, extending draped hands over the altar. Behind Virgin Mary is Prophetess Anna holding basket with right hand. Behind Simeon are one or two men.
Scene in building with vaulted ceiling, windows, dome on cupola, and statue holding scroll atop colonnette at front.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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