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France, Tours, ca. 1490-1500
MS M.1054 fol. 20r

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Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, head inclined with joined hands next to Christ Child, nimbed looking up at her, with joined hands. Figures in landscape.
Bust of Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands in initial O.
Margins decorated with border of sections of gold and white enclosing floreate ornament including daisy and viola, and inhabited by two fantastic animals.

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