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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1515
MS M.732 fol. 46v

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Christ: Presentation -- Within room, surrounded by group of tonsured men, Simeon, nimbed, wearing vestments decorated with figural ornament, including nimbed figures, holds with draped hands above draped altar, on which is miter, Christ Child, cross-nimbed, nude. Christ Child extends right arm toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with joined hands raised, beside prophetess Anna, holding candle, and Joseph the Carpenter, holding basket of doves, both nimbed.
Miniature framed by illusionistic architectural frame.

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