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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 54r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, head inclined, arms cross on breast, is seated next to Christ, rays as cross nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, resting left hand on globe on left knee. Both are seated on throne below ogee arches, all decorated with crockets, tracery, and pairs of lancets. Text at bottom of miniature begins Hours of the Virgin, Compline

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