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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Paris, between 1511 and 1520
M.813 fol. 85r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, extends hands toward nude Chirst Child, nimbed, reclining in draped hands of Simeon, nimbed, wearing miter, standing behind draped altar. In background are woman and nimbed man (probably Joseph the Carpenter).
Scene within architectural frame, decorated with pearls and escutcheon, charged with two keys argent in saltire and between them a triangle of the second. The escutcheon is flanked by intials P and M.

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