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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 21r

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Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated on bench before cloth of honor with her feet on cushion. With right hand, she supports Christ Child, rays as nimbus, raising right hand, resting left hand on His knee; with her left hand she holds object before Christ Child. At left two angels play harp and wind instrument.
Scene in room with wood ceiling.
Miniature within arched frame and beneath two trilobed arches decorated with architectural ornament.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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