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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 29v

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Christ: Nativity -- Christ Child, nude, with rays as nimbus, lays in manger, flanked by ox and ass, and by Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, kneeling with joined hands raised. Behind her is Joseph the Carpenter, with joined hands raised. In background is shed and starry sky. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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