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Belgium, Bruges, between 1500 and 1526
M.363 fol. 103v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Dove of Holy ghost, emitting rays, hovers above Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, seated with joined hands raised, beside God, rays as nimbus, seated, wearing imperial crown and holding scepter in his left hand. With right hand he holds crown over Virgin's head. Figures are seated on bench. scene is surrounded by clouds.
In illusionistic border are flies, snail, moths, and flowers, including violas and flowers in pot.

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