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Book of Hours
France, Poitiers, ca. 1415
MS M.743 fol. 69v

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Christ: Presentation -- Simeon of Jerusalem nimbed, wearing cope, extends draped hands over draped altar upon which is miter with infulae, toward nude infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, held by Virgin Mary, nimbed, standing with nimbed woman, possibly Prophetess Anna, holding lighted candle in right hand and basket with three doves in left hand.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, with bands of foliate decoration.

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