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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 24v

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Virgin Mary: Life in Temple -- Virgin Mary, as young girl, nimbed, crowned, kneels and holds open book with pseudo-inscription before girl, with arms crossed on her breast, seated on floor beside a second girl holding open book with pseudo-inscription in her lap (reading). Scene in temple with draped altar, groin vaulted ceiling, and cloth hangings before leaded-glass arched windows. Scene in half-circular vignette in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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