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France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380
MS M.88 fol. 162v

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, reclining on mattress, looks down toward Christ Child, crossed nimbus, in swaddling clothes, in manger, flanked by ox and ass; Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing hat, sits behind the mattress.
Scene on green background decorated with gold within decorated initial D.
Left margin:
Lower margin (bas-de-page):
Along foliate bar, rabbit enters burrow, dog transfers wool from spindle to hand-loom, and boar spins wool from distaff to spindle.

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