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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 111r

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, reclines in bed holding Christ Child, nimbed, in swaddling clothes. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, looks on. Ox and ass stand behind wall in background.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), two men swat at two insects, possibly butterflies, moths, or dragonflies.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by owl and bird.

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