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Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 69r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding cross-nimbed partially draped Christ Child, sits on ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat and gloves, with bundle on rod over left shoulder. Scene in landscape with trees and mountains.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux floreate ornament.

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