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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 74v

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneels with draped hands before draped altar. Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing pointed hat surmounted by cross (miter ?) and cope, stands beneath canopy behind the altar, holding in both hands nude infant Christ Child, nimbed. Woman with lighted candle and basket of doves kneels (?) behind Virgin Mary. Scene in temple.
Margins with foliate ornament in diagonal bands, inhabited by nude man, wearing hat, holding whirligig (?).

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