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Book of Hours
Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 63v

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Christ: Nativity -- Dove of Holy Ghost descends from rayed arc of heaven, enclosing bust of God, rayed, toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, kneeling with joined hands before Christ Child, cross nimbed, rayed, nude, reclining on ground (Trinity). At left, Joseph the Carpenter kneels with hands raised, beside one of two angels kneeling with joined hands, and the other angel kneeling with joined hands. At right, ass and ox under gabled roof.
Scene within decorated frame.
Floreate border frames miniature.

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