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France, Rouen, 1495-1503
MS M.261 fol. 57r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Christ, as Man of Sorrows, indicating side wound, dove of Holy Ghost, and God the Father, crowned and holding globe surmounted by cross in left hand, are seated on bench in room decorated with patterned hanging and pseudo-inscriptions inscribed on moulding. All are cross-nimbed. Christ places crown on head of Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling, with joined hands raised. God the Father raises right hand in blessing. Angels line vault of ceiling.
Scene framed by illusionistic architectural border decorated with four statues of male figures.

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