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France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 9v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holds swaddled, cross-nimbed Christ Child in her hands, and rides sideways on ass led with rope held by left hand of Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing pointed cap. He carries in right hand draped staff on his right shoulder.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with filigree in spandrels. Margins decorated with foliate extensions.

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