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Belgium, 1440-1449
MS M.82 fol. 66r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling on one knee, with both hands touches foot of nude infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, held over draped altar in draped hands of Simeon of Jerusalem. Behind Mary stands Prophetess Anna, wearing headdress, holding basket with three doves, turning away to look out doorway. Scene in room with tiled floor and leaded glass arched windows. Rays stream through top of doorway.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, inhabited by two birds.

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