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France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 94r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Veiled Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, holds swaddled Christ Child, decorated crossed nimbus, and sits sideways on bridled ass lead by Joseph the Carpenter, raising flask in right hand to mouth. Scene set in landscape with city on top of hill in background. Sun appears below arch of frame, emanating rays of light.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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