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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.167 fol. 78r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneels with joined hands raised before Christ, nimbed, crowned, with cross-surmounted globe in left hand and with right hand raised in blessing, seated on throne of canopy type with patterned fabric. Behind them, angel descends with crown toward the Virgin's head. and second angel plays harp.
Scene with balustrade decorated with patterned fabric and starred heaven, all within arched gold frame.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), ape holding open book rides (mounted on) snail beside beetle.
Margins decorated with foliate border of acanthus leaves, flowers, and bird.

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