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France, probably Troyes, ca. 1400
MS M.331 fol. 211r

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Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna, nimbed, wearing hat, holds with draped right hand basket in which are three doves, and with right hand, candle. She stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, His arms extended to Simeon, nimbed, taking Christ Child with draped hands. Behind him is draped altar.
Background of diaper.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux some sprouting from rectilinear bars enclosing text. Fantastic animal in upper margin.
Beginning of introit for Mass on feast of Purification of the Virgin.

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