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Italy, Perugia, 1472-1499
MS m.472 fol. 17v

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Christ: Nativity -- Nude Christ Child, nimbed, reclines on ground. Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels at His feet. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, crouches, resting right elbow on right knee, touching face with right hand. Rays descend from above. Ass and ox (heads visible) are in wattle shed in background.
Scene in initial C decorated with floreate ornament.
At the beginning of the collect for Christmas.

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