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Book of Hours
France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 21r

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Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, is seated below canopy, holding object in right hand, placing her left hand around shoulders of Christ Child, rays as cross nimbus, seated on her lap holding scroll with both hands. At left are two angels, one playing harp, the other playing lute.
Scene below three trefoil arches decorated with architectural ornament.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by birds.

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