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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.176v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Two persons of Trinity, nimbed, wearing cross surmounted papal tiaras, holding scepters, flanking dove of Holy Spirit, are seated on throne with patterned hanging. Person to left raises right hand in blessing. Person to right crowns, with right hand, Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling with joined hands raised. Angel lifts her mantle off floor. Two other angels, partially visible amid clouds in foreground, raise joined hands.
Scene framed by border with landscape in which two shepherds tend flock of sheep One shepherd stands and supports himself with staff. The other is seated against tree.

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