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France, Rouen, 1470-1480
MS M.137 fol. 65r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, sits sideways on ass holding swaddled Christ Child, nimbed. Joseph, carrying draped walking stick over left shoulder, looking back toward Virgin Mary, walks at head of ass with reins draped on its neck. Cornfield (?) is in background.
Scene in landscape with trees, city and hills all beneath blue sky with gold rays emerging from top of frame.
Foliate initial D with floreate ornament. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry.

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