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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 282v

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Christ: Presentation -- Beneath lamp shade, Christ Child, cross-nimbed, clings to veiled Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding Him on draped altar before bald, bearded Simeon extending his draped hands toward Him. To left, Prophetess Anna and Joseph the Carpenter with basket of three doves stand behind the Virgin.
Scene within Gothic architectural frame decorated with cusps of foliate terminals at sides, six French heraldic escutcheons, including Count of Soissons (two), in medallions, and heraldic devices, including Hangest and Count of Grandpr³b.

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