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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1417
MS M.455 fol. 170r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, feet on cushion, sits on throne with canopy, holding in lap Christ child, cross-nimbed, extending left hand toward female donor, kneeling in profile, hands joined in prayer and holding rosary beads. Behind them is low wall behind which two angels, nimbed, chant from scroll with pseudo-inscription suggesting musical notation.
Scene on diapered background in gold frame.

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