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Netherlands, possibly Haarlem, 1496
MS S.2 fol. 40v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, veiled, holding swaddled infant Christ Child, sits on back of ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hood.
Margin with floreate ornament, with fantastic animal and vignette:
Innocents: Massacre -- Soldier holds in right hand raised scimitar above nude bleeding infant held in his left hand and also by woman, wearing headdress, sitting or kneeling on ground.

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