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Book of Hours
France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 140v

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Angel extends both arms to walker in which is Christ Child, rays as cross nimbus, grasping frame of the walker with both hands. He looks up toward Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, kneeling, extending right hand toward Christ Child, and holding object with left hand. Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, holding open book with both hands sits on turf bench in background, next to angel with arms crossed on breast.
Exterior scene in grassy garden with trellis on which flowers grow.
Initial D enclosing hybrid animal.
Margins decorated with trellis and border of floreate ornament including rose, daisy, and columbine, and inhabited by bird and grasshopper.

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