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Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 89v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Amid rays, God, crossed nimbus, holding fleur-de-lis scepter with right hand is seated on bench resting left hand on crown worn by Virgin Mary, hands crossed on breast, kneeling. She faces Christ, crossed nimbus, kneeling on one knee, extending both hands to crown worn by Virgin Mary. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers between Christ and Virgin Mary, and at breast of God. (Trinity: Two Persons flanking Dove) All are enclosed in mandorla formed by red seraphim.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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