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Belgium, Bruges, 1255-ca. 1256
MS M.106 fol. 8v

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, veiled, sits on bed, holding swaddled Christ Child; Joseph the Carpenter, wearing conical hat, seated, leans on tau-staff; heads of ass and ox appear behind manger on column (?); draped curtain.
Scene with gold background, within frame decorated with abstract ornament.

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