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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 236r

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Christ: Piet³l -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated, holding on her lap, body of Christ, rays as cross nimbus (?), wearing short loincloth, His wounds visible. She is flanked by Evangelist John, nimbed, raising right hand and holding book with left hand, and by Holy Woman, nimbed, orant.
Scene in landscape with trees, rocky outcrop, stream (?), and castle or city in background; gold rays descending from blue sky.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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