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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 3v

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Christ: Presentation -- Anna, Prophetess, nimbed, veiled, carries two doves in basket, beside Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding Christ Child, cross-nimbed, with His right hand raised, above draped altar. To right, Simeon, barefoot, extends his hands toward the Child.
Scene beneath architectural frame, against gold background, within decorated frame, including four human heads in square corners.

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