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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 124r

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Christ: Circumcision -- Mohel, holding knife in right hand, standing with male figure, circumcises Christ child, cross-nimbed, placed on altar, supported by Virgin Mary, nimbed. Behind the Virgin stands prophetess Anna, nimbed, and Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), two male hybrids face one another, each with spear and shield.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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