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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 12r

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Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding Christ Child on lap, is sitting before cloth of honor, behind which are eight red angels.
Margin, left:
Two angels (?) in niches, one with joined hands.
Margin, right:
Angel playing lute.
Vignette, rectangular:
In lower margin, animal, possibly monkey, astride hybrid animal.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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