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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 132v

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Christ: Presentation -- In front of group of women, including one kneeling with hands joined, Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, arms crossed, and Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, holding basket of doves in both hands, kneel before draped altar. On opposite side of altar, Simeon holds nude Christ-Child, in draped hands. Altar and walls of temple are decorated with statues in niches and other figural reliefs.

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