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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 89r

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Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna, nimbed, veiled, holds basket of three doves in right hand and candle in left hand. Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneels, raising nude Christ Child, decorated crossed nimbus, arms raised, before draped altar. To right, Simeon, nimbed, as High Priest, wearing cross-surmounted, triple-crowned tiara with infulae, raises right hand and with left hand holds left hand of the Child. Scene before hanging tapestry in architectural setting.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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