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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1465
MS M.1027 fol. 115r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, arms crossed on breast, kneels before God, nimbed, wearing triple crowned papal tiara and cope with morse, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand, seated on canopied throne. Behind her, angel extends arms to Virgin Mary; another half figure of angel on cloud, holds crown over head of Virgin Mary. Eight red angels, possibly seraphim, are in background.
Scene below blue sky with large star at top of arch.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including fern, columbine, and viola.

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