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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 68v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation, Virgin kneeling -- God, nimbed, wearing cross surmounted papal tiara and cope decorated with jewels, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand is seated on draped throne with canopy. Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands raised, kneels before Him; angel hovers above her holding crown. In background are three angels, one with joined hands, and five red angels.
Margins decorated with vine scroll and bands of floreate ornament.

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