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Régime du corps
France, perhaps Rouen, ca. 1440-1450
MS M.0165 fol. 44r

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Woman, wearing veil, head on pillow, reclines in bed beneath covers, lowering right hand to nude infant submerged in tub, supported by hands of veiled midwife, beside the bed. Another veiled midwife, extends right hand to the reclining woman, behind the bed. Scene in bedroom with tiled floor and filigree background; all within initial A decorated with pen flourishing. Initial at beginning of Part I, Chapter Twenty in Aldobrandino da Siena, Régime du Corps.

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