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Book of Hours
Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 75v

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Christ: among Doctors -- At right, youthful Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, is seated on cushioned bench on raised platform. Book is at His feet. He is flanked by six men, four wearing hats, one wearing headdress, two holding books, all seated. At left are Virgin Mary, nimbed (?) and veiled, with hands joined, and Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing hat, holding basket (?) with right hand, and crutch with left hand. They look toward Christ.
Scene in room with decorated ceiling; youths (?) looking in through double arched window in back of room.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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