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France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 050r

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Christ: Nativity -- Christ Child, nude, reclines on cloth on ground and is flanked by Mary, with joined hands, and Joseph the Carpenter, holding walking stick in right hand, both kneeling. Behind them are ox and ass. Scene is in front of shed and fence, behind which is landscape.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, inhabited by male figure, possibly wild man and by bear, holding banner.

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