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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 25v

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Virgin Mary: Infancy, Instruction -- Anna, nimbed, wearing wimpled veil, seated in chair beneath canopy, holds in her lap open book with pseudo-inscription. Virgin Mary, as young girl, nimbed, crowned, kneels before her and points to the book. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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