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France, possibly Paris, late 15th century
MS M.2 fol. 80v

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Christ: Presentation -- Within room, Prophetess Anna, holding candle and empty basket, stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, extending Christ Child, rays as nimbus, nude, over draped altar toward Simeon, nimbed, wearing miter and vestments.
Miniature and text framed by border decorated with foliate and floreate ornament and inhabited by two birds.

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