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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 40r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding swaddled nimbed infant Christ Child, sits sideways on ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, wearing chaperon hat, with left hand indicating two idols falling from columns. Scene before wall of temple with two leaded-glass windows, and diaper background. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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