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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 41r

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Christ: Return from Egypt -- Joseph, wearing chaperon hat, holding staff in left hand, with right hand holds reins of ass. Seated sideways on the ass are Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, as young child, and Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled. Scene in landscape with stars in sky. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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