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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 65v

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, veiled, holds Christ Child, rays as nimbus, standing on draped circular altar. Simeon, standing on opposite side of the altar, extends both hands toward Christ Child. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, holding candle with right hand, with basket containing two (?) doves over right arm stands behind Virgin Mary. Anna the Prophetess, nimbed and veiled with wimple, holds candle with left hand. Man, head draped, holding book with both hands is next to Simeon.
Scene in apse with windows, and curtains hanging before two windows. Placard hanging on wall in background.
Margins decorated with border of flowers and plants including geranium (?), viola, strawberry and columbine, and inhabited by fly, quail with young and snail.

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