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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Paris, between 1511 and 1520
M.813 fol. 70v

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Christ: Nativity -- Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, kneels with joined hands clasped over walking stick. At right is Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands raised, kneeling before nude Christ Child, emitting rays, reclining on ground. Scene in shed.
Scene within architectural frame, decorated with pearls and escutcheon, within which is initial R.

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