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France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 70v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels before Christ, rays as cross nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand, wearing cope with morse, seated on throne with canopy. Two angels hold crown above head of Mary. Other angels are in background behind low wall decorated with architectural ornament.
Initial C enclosing two confronted birds.
Margins decorated with gold fleurs-des-lis enclosing floreate ornament including rose and strawberry.

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