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Italy, Piedmont, ca. 1465-1470
M.57 fol. 48r

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Christ: Nativity -- Woman, wearing headdress, with hands raised, kneels behind Virgin Mary, kneeling with joined hands raised. On the drapery of her dress reclines nude Christ Child. Behind him kneels Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, with right hand touching head, and holding walking stick in left hand. At left are four angels, kneeling, one with joined hands raised.
In background is shed, within which are ox and ass, and buildings of city. In portal of gate stand two figures.
Margins are decorated with floreate border.

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