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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 96v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation, Virgin kneeling -- Christ, crossed nmbus, wearing triple crowned papal tiara with infulae and surmounted by cross, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand, is seated on bench before cloth of honor bearing pseudo-inscription. Virgin Mary, nimbed, head inclined, with joined hands, kneels before Him. Angel, holding crown above head of Virgin Mary, stands behind low wall, decorated with architectural ornament. In background are group of six-winged seraphim.
Scene in room decorated with architectural ornament.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola and inhabited by cock (rooster) and possibly pigeon.

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