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Belgium, Bruges, between 1460 and 1470
MS M.778 fol. 81v

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, extends right hand to nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, seated on draped altar, extending His arms toward her. At right, Simeon, wearing hat, extends draped hands toward Christ Child. Woman (?) stands behind Virgin Mary; man wearing hat is next to Simeon. Scene in vaulted space with leaded windows and decorated wall.
Miniature carried out in grisaille, with painted details.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament in grisaille.

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