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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1480
MS M.136 fol. 91v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Two angels flank Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling with joined hands raised before God, with crossed (?) nimbus, wearing triple-crown papal tiara and cope, holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand and raising right hand in blessing, seated on throne on clouds of heaven. Behind brocade hanging is choir of seraphim (Crown not shown).
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by two angel musicians, one playing lute and the other playing horn.

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