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France, Tours, ca. 1490-1500
MS M.1054 fol. 63r

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Three-quarter figure of Virgin Mary, crowned, with joined hands, in mandorla of rays, emerging from cloud. Heads and wings of eight angels line interior of frame above.
Margins decorated with border of sections of gold and white enclosing floreate ornament including daisy, and inhabited by bird pecking daisy, and by two fantastic animals.

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