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

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Arrival at Sotinen -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding swaddled nimbed Christ Child, sits sideways on ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, wearing cap, holding reins of the ass in right hand and with left hand raised to his head. Before him stands man, wearing pointed hat, with right hand raised to his head, in arch of city gate. Scene in landscape with trees and gold background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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