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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 164r

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Christ: Presentation -- Within temple, Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, holding hat in left hand at breast and supporting himself with staff, stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, kneeling before draped altar under canopy. Opposite, Simeon, flanked by Prophetess Anna and attendant, holds Christ Child, nimbed, nude, in draped hands.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament begins None of the Hours of the Virgin.

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