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Italy, Rome, ca. 1520
MS M.1023. Fol. 225r

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Virgin Mary: Bathing -- Anna, veiled, reclines in draped bed beneath canopy. At right, woman extends with left hand, bowl in which is spoon (?).
In foreground beside basin, woman, wearing headdress, holds swaddled infant Virgin extending left arm to water in the basin, into which another woman pours water from pitcher.Margin is decorated with floreate border. In upper margin is inscription of monogram SAN. In lower margin is sun.

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