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France, probably Paris, ca. 1500-1510
MS W.30 fol. 60r

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Christ: Nativity -- Nude Christ Child, nimbed, reclines on mantle of Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, kneeling and looking down at Him. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, clasping hands on top of crutch, kneels on one knee at His head. Ox and ass are in background in shed (?).
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, strawberry, viola and thistle in medallions, inhabited by dragonfly and bird.

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