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Belgium, perhaps Ghent, 1420-1430
MS M.439 fol. 62v

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, reclining on bed, nurses (suckles) nude infant Christ Child, nimbed. Beside the bed is Joseph, wearing hat; and ox and ass, beside trough or manger. Gold background. Scene in decorated initial D.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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