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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1480
MS M.493 fol. 66v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Virgin Mary, scalloped nimbus, veiled, sits sideways on bridled ass, holding cross-nimbed Christ Child. Behind them walks Joseph the Carpenter, with right hand holding staff slung with pouch over right shoulder and with left hand holding staff. Scene in hilly landscape with idol falling from column and city in background. Borders decorated with gold scrolling foliate and floreate ornament against blue background.

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