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Belgium, perhaps Ghent, 1420-1430
MS M.439 fol. 75r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding swaddled infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, sits sideways on ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, carrying bundle over left shoulder. Gold background. Scene in decorated initial D.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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