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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 13v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated on canopied throne holding on her lap, Christ Child, with cross projecting nimbus, nude, touching her right wrist with His right hand and holding cross-surmounted globe in His left hand. They are flanked by two angels, kneeling, playing viol and lute. Behind is grassy bank and three trees.
Decorated initial O inhabited by animal head.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament.

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