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Gradual, Sequentiary, Sacramentary
Austria, perhaps Salzburg, ca. 1260-1264
MS M.855 fol. 110v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child: Type, Suckling -- Tonsured priest, with maniple over left wrist, kneels with hands raised in attitude of donor at feet of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated on draped, cushioned bench with feet on podium, offering breast to Christ Child, cross-nimbed, seated on her right knee and touching His left foot tucked under His right leg. Two trees with flowering blossoms flank them.
Figures against gold background within frame decorated with foliate ornament.
First of three miniatures preceding the Canon of the Mass.

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