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Italy, Florence, 1300-1332
M.795 fol. 17r

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, reclines on mattress, eyes toward Christ Child, crossed nimbus, swaddled, reclining in manger. Two angels, nimbed, hands raised, are at side of the manger; ass and ox are at His feet. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, is seated in foreground, left hand raised to face.
Scene within initial P decorated with floreate ornament, all on gold ground.

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