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France, Nantes and Paris, 1402
MS M.515 fol. 76r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with both hands supports swaddled Christ Child, cross-nimbed, she is seated sideways on bridled ass, following Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hood, raising right hand and holding staff slung with pouch over right shoulder, looking back over shoulder. Scene in landscape with two trees and against patterned background. Borders decorated with foliate and ivy-leaf ornament.

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