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France, Paris, between 1505 and 1510
M.618 fol. 13v

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Joachim and Anna: at Golden Gate -- Joachim and Anna, both nimbed, embrace before the golden gate.
Virgin Mary: Birth -- Anna, nimbed, wearing headdress, reclines in bed beneath canopy, with joined hands raised, flanked by man, wearing hat, and woman wearing headdress, with draped hands. At right two woman, kneeling, one holding pitcher in left hand, support nude infant Virgin Mary.

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