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Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1500
MS G.5 fol. 83v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Half-figure of Virgin Mary holds, with both hands, Christ Child, left arm extended to her neck. She is flanked by two angels holding crown above her head; crescent is below her. All are within mandorla of rays.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament including forget-me-not, strawberry, larkspur (?), thistle, dianthus, and viola and inhabited by butterflies.

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