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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 50v

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Christ: Presentation -- Simeon, nimbed, wearing miter and cope, extends his arms across draped altar toward nude Christ Child, nimbed, held by Virgin Mary, nimbed, standing on other side of the altar. Prophetess Anna stands at far end of the altar, holding candle with right hand and basket containing three doves with left hand. Behind her are four men, one wearing hood and hat, two wearing hats and one wearing hood.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by two fantastic animals.

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