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Belgium, possibly Tournai, end of the 14th century
MS M.314 fol. 86v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, supporting swaddled Christ Child with her right hand, rides sideways on ass led with rope held by right hand of Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat.
Scene against gold background, within architectural frame.
Margins decorated with ornament of gold leaves.

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