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

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Christ: Circumcision -- Mohel, wearing pointed hat, with right hand circumcises nude Christ Child, laying on table with his arms held by Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat. Beside the table stands Virgin Mary, nimbed, extending cloth with draped hands. Background with cloth wall hanging and diaper pattern. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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