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Germany, Franconia, ca. 1250
MS G.73 fol. 7v

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, reclines on mattress, left hand holding small round object. Joseph, nimbed, seated, left hand raised, looks toward Mary. Behind them, Christ child, in swaddling clothes, lies in crib, ass and ox behind Him.
Scene against gold background in decorated frame.

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