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France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 72r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin, nimbed and veiled, holds bare right breast to mouth of nude Christ Child, nimbed, sitting on her lap, her right hand around His shoulders.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, dianthus, and viola, and inhabited by bird and winged fantastic animal.

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