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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1470
MS M.73 fol. 66r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, hands crossed on breast, kneels before God, wearing triple-crown tiara, raising right hand in blessing, resting left hand on book, is seated on throne with footrest. One of two angels stands behind Mary, extending right hand to her. The second angel leans over dado (?) holding crown with both hands above head of Mary. Red angels are in background. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including dianthus and daisy, and inhabited by two birds.

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