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Book of hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.1160. Fol. 068r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Standing angel, with joined hands raised, attends Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated sideways on bridled and saddled ass, supporting with both hands Christ Child, nimbed, in red swaddling clothes, before Joseph the Carpenter, hooded, carrying purse on staff over right shoulder and holding staff in left hand.
All on path in landscape with trees and city with buildings on hills in background.
Decorated initial D of Deus at None of Hours for the Virgin.
Margins decorated with grapes sprouting from a vase and floreate and foliate ornament, including thistles and cornflowers.

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