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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 56r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Miracle of Cornfield and Fall of Idols -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, is seated sideways on ass holding Christ Child, nimbed and swaddled; Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hood, carrying draped crutch over left shoulder walks at head of ass. Behind them, man and soldier holding halberd stand at cornfield, and idol falls from column.
Scene in landscape with building, trees and hills in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by fantastic animal.

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