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France, Paris, ca. 1417
MS M.455 fol. 59r

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, reclining on bed, looks down at midwife, seated on ground, bathing Christ child, nude, in tub. Joseph the Carpenter sits on ground warming himself before fireplace. Ox and ass look on from behind the bed. All figures within shed.
Scene on diapered background in gold frame.

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