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Book of Hours
Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 90v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with hands joined, kneels on ground, facing Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand holding crown, and with left hand on globe on lap, seated on throne with cushion, behind which are two angels. At left, two angels stand with hands joined, and another angel holds end of the Virgin's garment. At right, angel kneels, playing lute.
Scene takes place before arched patterned background edged by clouds, within decorated frame.

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