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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 30v

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Christ Child: Bathing -- Midwife, veiled, with sleeves rolled up, bathes nude infant Christ Child, with crossed rays as nimbus, laying in tub. Scene in room with bed beneath shed, wattle fence, kettle (?) hanging from chain in fireplace, and diapered background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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