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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 26v

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Virgin Mary: Life in Temple -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, sits at loom behind partially woven cloth, with her hands on four cards through which the warp threads pass (Tabletweaving). To her right is beater amid the warp threads. Two boxes on floor. Cloth hanging and diaper pattern in background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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