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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1480
MS M.493 fol. 72v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation, Virgin kneeling -- Angel, partly kneels, playing harp beside Virgin Mary, scalloped nimbus, with joined hands raised, kneeling before God, cross-nimbed, wearing cross-surmounted tiara, seated on throne backed with decorated panel, raising right hand in blessing and placing left hand on tripartite globe on his lap. Above, flying angel descends in rays through arched window lowering crown to head of the Virgin. Scene in room with tiled floor, another window and two columns in background.

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