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France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 97v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, sits on ass, supporting on her lap Christ Child, nimbed, garment open. In front of them is Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, stick with bundle over left shoulder. Scene in landscape setting, with buildings of city in distance. Rays descend from sky.
In margin is floreate border, including thistles and roses, inhabited by two birds and snail.

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