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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 55v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, with joined hands raised, kneels before God, wearing imperial crown, seated in throne, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, holding septer in left hand. He is supported by group of red angels. Behind figures are four angels, holding poles on which is canopy. Under the canopy is angels holding crown.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including strawberries, roses, and thistles, inhabited by three angels. One plays organ, another plays harp, and third plays rebec.

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