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Book of Hours
France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 61r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling, with both hands places nude infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, on draped altar. Behind the altar stands Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing cope, with draped hands extended. Man, wearing hat, stands beside him, and woman, possibly veiled, kneels beside Mary. Another woman, holding basket with two doves, stands in vestibule to left.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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