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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 36v

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Christ: Nativity -- Christ Child, nimbed, reclines on ground amid rays and is flanked by Virgin Mary and Joseph the Carpenter, both nimbed, both kneeling, with hands joined. Ox and ass sit between them. In background, and at window are six angels, three standing before cloth of honor, holding scroll with pseudo-inscription and three with hands joined at window.
Scene in manger with dormer, and holes in roof.
Margins decorated with border of gemstones (?) and initial I, inhabited by three fantastic animals.

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