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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 84v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holds swaddled, cross-nimbed Christ Child in her arms and rides sideways on ass led with rope held by Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat. He carries in right hand draped staff on his left shoulder.
Scene in landscape setting with city in background, within decorated frame.

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