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Book of Hours
Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 59v

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding swaddled Christ Child, stands on step before Simeon, wearing conical hat or tiara. Standing before draped altar, he extends his hands to the Christ Child. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed and wearing hat, with purse at waist, stands behind Mary holding two doves. In background are seven men, wearing hats.
Scene set before building with arched opening; landscape with tree and hills in background beyond crenellated wall.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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