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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1417
MS M.455 fol. 73v

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Christ: Presentation -- Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, and Simeon, nimbed, dressed as High Priest, hands draped, stand behind draped altar under altar-canopy with patterned fabric. Before the altar, Virgin Mary, nimbed, in profile, hands draped, kneels holding Christ child, cross-nimbed, in swaddling clothes. Behind the Virgin stands prophetess Anna, nimbed, right hand holding candle, left hand holding basket with three doves.
Scene on diapered background in gold frame.

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