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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 71v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing hat, carrying staff over right shoulder, and basket with left hand, walks at head of bridled ass. Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, veiled, is seated sideways on the ass holding swaddled Christ Child with left arm. On hill behind her is pedestal; idol is on ground below the pedestal.
Scene in landscape with mountains, trees; in background, figures on path and ship in water.
In margins, border of gold lattice decorated with gems and pearls, and enclosing Veronica of Rome holding sudarium, and Lamb of God, nimbed, holding cross-staff with cross inscribed banner.

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