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France, Tours, ca. 1490-1500
MS M.1054 fol. 58r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, seated sideways on ass, holds on her lap with right hand, Christ Child, crossed nimbus, holding object in right hand. Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, holding rod (?) with left hand, stands behind them.
Scene in landscape with buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border of bands of gold and white enclosing floreate ornament including rose and viola, inhabited by fantastic animal and fantastic bird.

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