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Italy, Veneto, early 16th century
M.288 fol. 45r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Man, possibly Joses, son of Joseph, wearing broad-brimmed hat walks behind ass on which Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated sideways, holding Christ Child, nimbed and swaddled. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, right hand on mane of the ass, walks at its head.

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