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Northern Italy, perhaps Bologna, ca. 1461-1479
MS M.95 fol. 17r

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Christ: Nativity -- Nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, reclines amid rays. Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, is at His feet. Rays descend from above; heads of ox and ass, mouth open, are at side of manger. Scene is enclosed in initial C decorated with floreate ornament on gold ground. Left margin decorated with border of floreate ornament. At beginning of collect for Christmas Day.

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