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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 67v

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, veiled, kneels with joined hands before nude Christ Child, emanating rays, laying on her mantle on ground. Beside the Virgin Mary kneels Joseph the Carpenter, with joined hands raised. Scene before stone barn with thatched roof, with ox and ass inside witnessing scene through opening in wall. In background is wattle fence, gate, rocks, and distant city of Bethlehem.
Margins with cornflowers and strawberries, and vinescroll inhabited by two winged dragons.

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