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Book of Hours
France, Amiens, ca. 1480
MS M.198 fol. 49r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, extends with both hands partially draped Christ Child, nimbed, toward draped hands of Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing miter, standing behind draped altar. Behind Mary stands woman, holding basket with doves. Behind Simeon stand two men, one wearing cap, and the other wearing hat. Scene inside temple, with cloth of honor and conical canopy.
Margins with floreate and vinescroll ornament, in triangular pattern, inhabited by dragonfly and dragon.

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