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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 75v

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, extends Christ Child, cross-nimbed, nude, above altar, toward extended draped hands of Simeon, wearing headgear. They are flanked by two women, one possibly Prophetess Anna, wearing headress, with her right hand touching Virgin Mary's veil, the other veiled, and Joseph the Carpenter, and by two men, wearing hats.
Scene in vaulted room with tiled floor, with portal open on to landscape, within decorated frame.

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