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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 26v

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Christ: Nativity --Heads of ox and ass are visible behind manger in background. In foreground, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, semi-reclining on draped bed, holds swaddled Christ Child, crossed nimbus on her lap.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to birth of Christ.

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