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France, Paris, between 1230 and 1239
MS M.92 fol. 118r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, crowned, sits on a bench, holding object in raised right hand. She supports with her left hand Christ Child, cross-nimbed, holding roll, seated on her left knee. Figures against gold background, within initial O decorated with dragon stem.
In left margin, outside the initial, nimbed, tonsured abbot kneels with crozier and raises his right hand toward the Virgin and Child in the initial.

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