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Christ: Presentation.
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1440
MS M.357. Fol. 065r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, standing before altar, holds with draped hands nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus. Both look toward Simeon, wearing bishop's miter, extending draped hands across the altar. Two women, nimbed, and Joseph the Carpeter, grasping colonnette with right hand and holding candle with left hand, stand behind Mary. Man wearing hat stands behind Simeon.
Scene below vaults supported by three slender columns; wall with windows in background.

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