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Belgium, 1440-1449
MS M.82 fol. 69v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Joseph, wearing headdress, with crutch in right hand, leads ass upon which is seated Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding swaddled infant Christ Child, nimbed. Scene in landscape with trees, sea, and rays of sun.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, inhabited by two birds.

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