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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 172v

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Anna, nimbed and veiled with wimple, is seated flanked by curtains below canopy. Her left hand is on her breast, and her right hand rests on open book on her lap. Christ Child, rays as nimbus, wearing diaphanous garment, extends both hands to the book. He is held by Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, seated on ground. Book with latches is open on pillow before her.
Exterior scene with turf benches, gardens enclosed with fence, and buildings in background. Figure and dog in background.
Margins decorated with border of white vine scroll with flowers and plants, including strawberry.

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