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Brittany, France, ca. 1440-1450 ; Paris, France, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.117 fol. 74r

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Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna, wearing headdress, holding basket with three doves in right hand, and Joseph the Carpenter, stand behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling with joined hands raised toward nude Christ Child, with crossed rays as nimbus, held over altar draped with cross-inscribed cloth in draped hands of Simeon, nimbed, wearing bishop's miter. Above the altar is a canopy. Miniature framed by columns.
Margins with foliate ornament.

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