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Belgium, Antwerp, between 1460 and 1470
MS M.1178. Fol. 131r

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Christ: Nativity -- Beneath rays issuing from upper left, Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, possibly kneeling, with left hand resting on staff, behind Virgin Mary, nimbus as rays, kneeling with joined hands lowered toward Christ Child, rayed, nude, reclining on ground, the latter two partly covered beneath shed, in eaves of roof are perching two birds; in the shed, ox and bridled ass, latter eating from trough.
Scene in landscape with buildings in far distance.
Miniature for Prayer to the Virgin, Obsecro te.

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