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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 57v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, sits sideways on ass (donkey), holding swaddled Christ Child, crossed nimbus, partially wrapped in her cloak. Joseph the Carpenter stands at head of the ass, holding reins with right hand, raising left hand, and looking back over right shoulder toward Mary. In the background at left, man wearing broadbrimmed hat over hood, dropping seeds (?) with left hand, peers from behind stand of corn (Miracle of Cornfield).
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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