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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, 1470-1480
MS M.312 fol. 63v

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holds nude Christ Child, nimbed, extending right hand and left forefinger. She stands beside draped altar and before Simeon, nimbed, extended draped hands.
Behind them is Prophetess Ann, wearing hat, holding basket with three doves in right hand and candle in left hand. Beside her is woman, waering hat, and two men, one wearing hat, with hands extended.
Behind Simeon is tondured man, holding book in his left hand.
Scene in vaulted room with altar upon which is cross inscribed retable; four windows; and decorated with curtains.
Margin decorated with floreate ornament, including daisies, roses, columbines, cornflowers, and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by dragon.
Strawberries in decorated initial D.

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