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Book of Hours
France, Angers or Tours, ca. 1460
MS M.199 fol. 111r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels before Christ, rays as cross nimbus, wearing imperial crown, raising right hand in blessing, holding scepter with left hand, seated on throne. Cleric (?) stands behind Virgin Mary. Four angels carry baldachino over angel holding crown, hovering above head of Virgin Mary.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by birds, and by man, backturned, possibly monk, tonsured (?), raising left hand, holding upturned sword with right hand.

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