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Book of Hours
France, Paris, 1490-1500
MS M.7 fol. 20r

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Christ: appearing to Virgin Mary -- Christ, nimbed, partially draped, showing wounds in hand and side, holding cross-staff in left hand, stands with right hand on shoulder of kneeling figure, possibly Abraham, nimbed, bearded, with joined hands raised toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with hands crossed on breast, seated with open book with pseudo-inscription on her lap. Behind Christ stand Adam and Eve, both nimbed, nude. In foreground on marble floor is open book with pseudo-inscription. Scene in room with marble-paneled walls.
Incipit of text inscribed in display script on frame around miniature.

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