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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Paris, between 1511 and 1520
M.813 fol. 89v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, sits on ass and holds in her lap Christ Child, cross-nimbed. At right is Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, holding rope in right hand and walking stick in left hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Scene within architectural frame, decorated with putti holding garland. At bottom is escutcheon, within which is initial I.

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