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Belgium, perhaps Ghent, 1420-1430
MS M.439 fol. 80r

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Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna, nimbed, holding lighted candle in left hand and basket in right hand, stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, supporting Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, walking on altar toward draped hands of Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing high priest's hat. Gold background. Scene in decorated initial C.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament, inhabited by dragon.

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