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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 93r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Angel, wearing fillet, stands and holds mantle of Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling with joined hands raised before God, nimbed, wearing cross-surmounted miter with infulae, seated on throne beneath canopy, with right hand raised in blessing and holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand. Behind carved screen is angel, wearing fillet, holding crown in both hands above Virgin Mary, and seraphim. Clouds of heaven at bottom.
Scene, Sports and Games: Croquet -- Nude man, holding mallet, plays croquet. Scene in initial C.
Margins with foliate ornament, inhabited by weasel.

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