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Belgium, Bruges, 1531
MS M.451 fol. 31v

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, veiled, kneeling with joined hands raised, and Joseph, nimbed, kneeling with joined hands, flank nude infant Christ Child, emanating rays, lying on floor of barn. In foreground, two angels kneel facing the Christ Child. Another angel hovers above, and in background stand cow and ass. Scene within barn with stone walls and straw on floor.

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