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France, Rouen, 1470-1480
MS M.312 fol. 19r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child: Type, Apocalyptic Woman -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, emanating rays, standing on crescent moon, holds in her arms nude infant Christ Child. They are flanked by two angles. Scene within decorated initial O.
Margin decorated with floreate ornament, including strawberries, daisies, violas, roses, and thistles, inhabited by fantastic animal and male figure, wearing hood, holding hand crutches, emerging from mouth of second fantastic animal.

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