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Netherlands, Haarlem, 1445-1460
MS M.1031 fol. 27v

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Christ: Nativity -- Within initial G, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, kneels at feet of nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, reclining on rush mat (?). Joseph the Carpenter, holding candle with right hand and raising left hand, is at His side.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament and bunches of twigs.

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