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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 16r

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Christ: Nativity -- Within initial D, nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, reclines amid rays on cushion. He is flanked by Virgin Mary, nimbed, two angels and Joseph the Carpenter, all with joined hands, kneeling, looking down at Him. In background are ass and ox and two shepherds (?) look over wattle fence. Figures are below thatched roof with holes. Dove descends on rays from mouth (?) of God, crossed nimbus, partially visible in cloud edged arc of Heaven.
Margins decorated with floreate rinceaux.

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