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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 76v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, wearing wimpled veil, holding in her lap Christ Child, nimbed, sits sideways on ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing headdress, holding bundle on rod over right shoulder. Scene in landscape with bare trees and castle on distant cliff.
Margins with scattered flowers, including rose and viola, inhabited by birds and insects, including butterflies and snail.

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