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France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 46r

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneels with joined hands raised to nude infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, emanating rays, laying on her mantle on ground. Joseph the Carpenter, with crutch in right hand, witnesses scene. Scene in shed with thatched roof, in which are ox and ass eating from manger. In background to right is man, carrying sack on his back up winding path to windmill on hilltop.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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