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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.169 fol. 62r

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Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna (?), holding basket with doves, and Joseph the Carpenter (?), wearing hat, with right hand raised, flank Virgin Mary, with scalloped nimbus, kneeling before draped altar and holding partially draped Christ Child, nimbed. Behind the altar stands Simeon of Jerusalem, with scalloped nimbus, wearing vestments, with draped hands extended. Scene in temple interior, with groin vault, leaded-glass arched windows, brocade cloth, and tile floor.
Margins with vinescroll, ivy-rinceaux, and floreate ornament.

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