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France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 56v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding nimbed Christ Child, sits side-saddle on ass. Beside ass are three nimbed angels, including one with arms crossed on breast, and Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, with staff in right hand. In foreground are idol and column fallen on ground. In background is landscape with trees and distant city.
Scene within architectural frame with putti.

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