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France, ca. 1400
MS M.264 fol. 53v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, rayed nimbus, holding Christ child, cross-nimbed, in swaddling clothes, is seated sideways on bridled ass, led by Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, resting stick with sack over left shoulder.
Scene against diapered background within gold frame.
Page decorated with foliate border.

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