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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 27v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- In arc of heaven, two cherubim place crown on head of Virgin Mary (only upper body visible), decorated nimbus, holding in both hands partly swaddled Christ Child, decorated crossed nimbus, sucking His right forefinger. She appears behind tapestry-like hanging before which two angels, decorated nimbi, play musical instruments, one a portative organ and the other a harp.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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