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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Brittany, ca. 1425
MS M.865 fol. 89v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation, Virgin kneeling -- God, with nimbus and rays, is seated on draped canopied throne, above which is angel. He is raising right hand in blessing and extending left hand to right hand of Virgin Mary, nimbed and with rays, raising left hand, kneeling before Him. Above her, angel hovers holding crown. Behind her, angel, rays as nimbus, stands holding train of her cloak.
Miniature and text framed on three sides by rectilinear bars of gold decorated with vine scroll. Margins decorated with border of vine scroll.

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