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Belgium, Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.116 fol. 167r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Christ, rays as cross nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, His body partially draped, raising right hand in blessing and with left hand holding crown, also held by right hand of God, wearing papal tiara, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand. They are seated on throne with dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovering between them. Virgin Mary kneels before them, below the crown, with joined hands. Scene is within mandorla, emitting rays, surrounded by clouds.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including strawberry and acanthus, and inhabited by two birds.

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