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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 31v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child: Type, Suckling -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, sits on ground and nurses nude infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, held in her lap. Beside them sits Joseph the Carpenter, wearing cap, holding staff in right hand. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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