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France, probably Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.1053 fol. 78v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding open book with pseudo-inscription, sits sideways on ass. In front of the ass walks Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing hat, holding in both arms swaddled infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus. In background is landscape with trees, hill, and distant city beside river.
Margins with fly and butterfly and scattered naturalistic flowers, including viola, bachelor's button, rose, and strawberry.

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