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Christ: Flight.
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1440
MS M.357. Fol. 069r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Seated sideways on bridled ass, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holds with right hand swaddled Christ Child, crossed nimbus, cradling Him in her draped left arm. Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, holding draped crutch with left hand on left shoulder, looks back over right shoulder toward Mary.
Scene in hilly landscape with trees; man, wearing hat, carrying staff on right shoulder walking in distance.

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