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Belgium, Bruges, 1531
MS M.451 fol. 47v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding partially swaddled Christ Child, with rays as nimbus, rides on ass beside Joseph, nimbed, wearing hat, standing with staff in left hand and with right hand pointing toward right. In background, idol breaks in half on top of pedestal. Scene in landscape with trees, rocks, and distant town.

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