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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 48v

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Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna holds basket with three doves. In front of her is Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, holding nude Christ Child, rays as nimbus. They are beside draped altar, on the other side of which is Simeon, wearing pointed hat, extending draped hands. Behind him is man, wearing headgear. Figures within vaulted room, decorated with curtain.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including roses and daisies, inhabited by two half-figures of women, one of which wears hood, holding sticks.

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