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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, probably Mons, between 1490 and 1500
M.33 fol. 116v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holds swaddled Christ Child, rays as nimbus, and sits sideways on bridled ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, carrying staff on shoulder. Scene in landscape setting with rocks and buildings in background.
Christ: Flight into Egypt, Miracle of Cornfield -- In illusionistic border are soldier, mounted and carrying lances. In foreground is man, holding pruning knife in right hand, reaping grain. In lower and right border are flowers.

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