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

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Virgin Mary: Presentation -- Joachim, wearing hood, and Anna, nimbed, veiled, stand at base of steps behind Virgin Mary, as young girl, nimbed, crowned. At top of the stairs stands high priest, wearing hat, with arms extended, in doorway of temple before draped altar. Background with wall, tree, and diaper pattern. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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