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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 51r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, holds in her lap nude Christ Child, with crossed rays as nimbus, with right hand raised in blessing, all within initial D.
In vignette in lower margin:
Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary and Elizabeth, veiled, both with rays as nimbi, join hands. In background is house.
Margins with vinescroll ornament inhabited by half-figure of nude man, holding club and shield toward winged dragon.

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