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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1475-1485
MS M.1077 fol. 100v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding Christ Child to breast, is seated on ass. Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, holding walking stick with right hand, his back turned, walks at head of the ass.
Scene in landscape with trees, rocky outcrop, and building in distance.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including dianthus, rose, and thistle.

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