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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 37r

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Christ: Presentation -- Maidservant (?), holding basket in draped right hand, stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling, with hands draped in cloth, before draped altar. Behind the altar stands Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing pointed hat, holding with draped hands Christ Child, with crossed nimbus. Background with cloth hangings and diaper pattern. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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