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Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Ghent, ca. 1480-1490
M.278 fol. 29v

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Virgin Mary, nimbed, is seated holding nude Christ Child, nimbed, left hand on breast. Her left hand touches His feet. Behind them is open tent. Three angels, two with joined hands, kneel before them.
Figures in landscape with wall, trees, one barren, body of water and city in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle, daisy, viola growing from pot, red rose and white rose, and inhabited by two snails and monkey wearing tunic.

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