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France, perhaps Paris, between 1500 and 1510
MS M.89 fol. 54r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, crowned, sits with joined hands raised beside Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing and holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand. Both are seated on bench enclosed in arc of heaven, with rays emanating from ring of clouds and angels above. Below is landscape with distant hills.
Floreate margins inhabited by two fantastic animals.

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