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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 38v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated sideways on ass, cradles swaddled infant Christ Child, nimbed. Leading the ass is Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, carrying bundle on rod on his right shoulder. Scene in landscape with trees and sky with stars. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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