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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 33r

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Shepherds: Adoration and Virgin Mary: Adoration of Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, and two shepherds, all kneel with joined hands raised toward nude Christ Child, with rays as nimbus, laying in manger in shed. Beside the manger are ox and ass. Rays descend from above toward the Christ Child. In background is tree and blue sky. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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