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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1495
M.388 fol. 73r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, stands next to altar, below canopy, holding partially draped Christ Child, rayed crossed nimbus, standing on the altar. Simeon, nimbed, wearing miter, stands opposite, extending draped hands across the altar toward Him. Woman stands behind Mary. Joseph the Carpenter stands at end of the altar holding basket containing two doves with right hand and candle with left hand. Man possibly stands next to Simeon.

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