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Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 94v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with wimple, holds with both hands swaddled Christ Child, nimbed. She is sitting sideways on bridled ass, reins held by right hand of Joseph the Carpenter wearing hat and hood, holding draped crutch over left shoulder.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrop, bare tree with few leaves, trees, and building or city in distance.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including white vine scroll, speedwell, rose, and strawberry, and inhabited by fly and bird, possibly jay.

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