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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 491r

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Virgin Mary: Birth -- Before drawn curtains, Anna, nimbed, reclines on bed beside two midwives, one carrying pitcher, the other bathing infant Virgin Mary, nimbed, in tub.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid female with pitcher approaches man bathing in tub.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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