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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, 1495-1503
MS M.261 fol. 52r

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Christ: Presentation -- Within temple, Joseph the Carpenter, with joined hands raised, and prophetess Anna stand behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands raised, kneeling before draped altar, above which Simeon, wearing miter, with draped hands, holds nude Christ Child. The Christ Child extends right arm toward Virgin Mary. Group of male figures stand behind Simeon. From upper left corner, rays of light fall on Christ Child.
Scene framed by illusionistic architectural border decorated with four statues of male figures.

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