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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 230r

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Under canopy, crowned Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, stands on cushion, holding flower in right hand and Christ Child, decorated crossed nimbus, in draped left arm. Christ Child turns and points toward woman, probably donor, kneeling with hands joined before opened, inscribed book with two straps on draped prie dieu. Figures set against diapered background.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.

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