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Prayer book and life of St. Margaret
France, ca. 1390
MS M.947 fol. 74r

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Within initial A, Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, is seated on bench, holding with both hands, nude (?) Christ Child nimbed, His face next to hers, His left arm around her neck.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux inhabited by butterfly, and birds.

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