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France, Paris, between 1230 and 1239
MS M.92 fol. 4r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, extends Christ Child, cross-nimbed, in white garment, raising His hands, above draped altar to hands of Simeon, nimbed, with head draped.
To left, behind the Virgin are Joseph the Carpenter, wearing cap, and Prophetess Anna, nimbed and veiled, holding basket with four doves. All appear beneath lamp between two curtains draped to sides.
Scene with gold background, within decorated frame. Scene caption in French above, (COM) NOSTRE DAME PORTA SO(N) FIL AU TE(M)PLE.

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