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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 39r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Miracle of Cornfield -- Helmeted soldier, wearing armor, with sword sheathed at waist and holding spear in left hand, stands and gestures to two men, one wearing pointed hat, possibly sowing seeds with right hand, and the other, wearing straw hat, harvesting field of grain with sickle held in right hand. Sky with stars. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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