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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1470
MS M.28 fol. 64v

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Christ: Presentation -- Anna the Prophetess, wearing headdress, holding candle in right hand and basket of doves in left hand, kneels behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling ahd holding nude Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, before draped altar. Behind the altar stands Simeon, nimbed wearing papal vestments and cross-surmounted triple tiara, extending draped hands across altar toward the Christ Child. Beside altar stands Joseph the Carpenter (?), wearing hat, holding rod in right hand. Scene in temple with wooden ceiling, arched windows, wall hanging, and tiled floor.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are dog, laying down, looking over its right shoulder; and man, standing, playing horn held to mouth with right hand and holding staff in left hand.

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