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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.175 fol. 60v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Three angels, hovering, hold crown above head of Virgin Mary, nimbed, with hands joined and raised, kneeling before God, wearing triple crowned papal tiara surmounted by cross, right hand raised in blessing and holding cross-surmounted globe with left hand. He is seated on canopied throne.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by bird and by two fantastic animals.

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