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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 86v

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Christ: Presentation -- Two women, wearing headdresses and holding lighted candles, and Joseph the Carpenter, holding lighted candle in right hand and basket with two doves in left hand, stand with Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, veiled, holding nude Christ Child, with crossed rays as nimbus. Before the Christ Child kneels Simeon of Jerusalem. Scene inside temple with stone arches, arched windows, and draped altar with side curtains and arched retable.
Margins with roses and vinescroll in compartments, including one inhabited by bird and fantastic animal.

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