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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 39r

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Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, exposing her right breast with left hand, holds with right hand nude Christ Child, rays as cross nimbus, seated on ledge, raising right hand, looking up toward Virgin Mary.
Margins decorated with border of bands of floreate ornament including columbine, and thistle and inhabited by hybrid animal and winged dragon (?) looking up toward Virgin Mary and Christ Child.

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