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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 120v

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, veiled, holds with both hands nude Christ Child, rays as cross nimbus, standing (?) on draped altar on which is basin. He turns, extending His hands toward her. Simeon, wearing cap, stands on opposite side of the altar, extending draped hands toward the Christ Child. At left, Prophetess Anna, rays as nimbus, stands holding with right hand, basket in which are three doves and candle with left hand.
Background of dado below decorated wall.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux, some emerging from ends of vertical bars.
Beginning of Introit for the feast of the Purification of Virgin, 02.02.

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