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Italy, Piedmont, ca. 1465-1470
M.57 fol. 66v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Miracle of Cornfield -- Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, holds walking stick in right hand and with left hand holds rope with which he leads ass, astride which is Virgin Mary, holding swaddled Christ Child.
In background is landscape in which is group of mounted soldiers and two men standing beside cornfield.
Margins are decorated with floreate border.

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