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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 23r

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Virgin Mary: Birth -- Anna, nimbed, wearing wimple veil, laying in canopy bed beneath covers, extends swaddled infant Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, to draped hands of midwife, veiled, standing beside the bed. Beside the bed are round chair and draped cabinet, upon which are pitcher and bowl. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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