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France, Paris, 1228-1234
MS M.153 fol. 232r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, crowned, holds fleur-de-lis scepter in right hand and with left hand supports Christ Child, crossed nimbus, seated on the Virgin's lap, holding book in left hand.
Scene against gold background in decorated initial D with hybrid dragon in tail.
In right margin, fantastic animal bites tail of initial D.
In lower margin (bas-de-page) and line endings, decorative penwork including hybrid animals.

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