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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Paris, between 1471 and 1485
MS M.815 fol. 26v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child: Type, Apocalyptic Woman -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, standing on crescent moon, with left hand offers fruit (?) to nude infant Christ Christ, cross-nimbed, held in her right arm. Clouds and seraphim in background.
Margins with floreate and scroll ornament, inhabited in left margin by dragonfly and in lower margin dragon, perched atop rock, and three partridges, pecking ground.

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