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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 22r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, sits on canopied throne and holds in her lap nude Christ Child, nimbed, holding strip of cloth in hands extended toward kneeling male donor, as young man, with joined hands raised. Beside the throne is angel, playing harp.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Anjou (azure a semy of fleur-de-lis or, a bordure gules), surmounted by a crown.

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