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Germany, Nuremberg, 1507-1510
MS M.905 II, fol. 21v

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Christ: Presentation -- Simeon, wearing high priest's miter decorated with crescent moon, with draped hands holds nude Christ Child, cross-nimbed, above draped altar, on which are two doves, before Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands raised. In background, one of two men wears hat, and holds lit candle, beside Prophetess Anna (?), wearing veil. Scene within decorated initial S.
In lower margin, male monkey with fruit in left paw, amid foliate ornament.

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