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Book of Hours
France, Lyon, ca. 1485
MS M.83 fol. 56r

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, with joined hands, and Joseph the Carpenter, with hands raised, stand beside manger in which lays nude infant Christ Child. Ox and Ass in background. Scene in shed. Miniature enclosed in architectural frame with two standing figures of prophets (?). Bottom of frame is inscribed [DE]US I[N] ADIVTORIV[M] MEV[M].

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