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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 072v

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Miniature, half-page:
1) Christ: Presentation -- Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, with left hand holding basket containing pair of doves, accompanying Virgin Mary, veiled, with both hands extended to Christ Child, both with nimbi as rays, with hands extended, standing on altar, beneath canopy and before Simeon, wearing miter and garment fastened with morse.
To right, among two women, one wearing headdress and the other wearing veil with wimple, possibly Prophetess Anna, standing.
Scene in temple room resembling church, with man playing organ in organ loft, two paintings and candles affixed to walls, and statue of Moses, horned, holding Tables of Law, five other figures walk in background.

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