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France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.130 fol. 62r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, holding tree branch in both hands, stands with his back to Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding in her lap partially draped Christ Child. On hilltop in background, idol falls from top of column.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament in bands. margins occupied by bird and fantastic animal with two heads.

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