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France, Rouen, 1495-1503
MS M.261 fol. 54v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Miracle of Cornfield -- Joseph the Carpenter, carrying bag on stick over shoulder, leads bridled ass by reins. Virgin Mary, nimbed, is seated sideways on ass, holding Christ Child, nimbed, in her lap. In background, soldier approaches man standing in cornfield. He holds sickle in right hand and raises left hand.
In background is landscape with buildings.
Scene framed by illusionistic architectural border decorated with four statues of male figures.

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