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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 87r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation, Virgin kneeling -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, wearing triple-crowned papal tiara, raising right hand in blessing, and holding cross surmounted globe in left hand is seated on throne on platform. Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels before Him; angel leans over arcade, holding crown with both hands above head of Virgin Mary. Group of red angels in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament, inhabited by birds.

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