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France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 68v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding in her arms swaddled infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, sits sideways on ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, carrying garment on staff over his shoulder. Foal walks alonside the ass. Scene in lanscape.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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