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France, Savoy or Besançon, ca. 1470
MS M.196 fol. 109v

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Virgin Mary: Infancy, Instruction -- Youthful Virgin Mary, nimbed, stands, her right hand indicating text in open book held by Anna, nimbed, veiled and wearing wimple, seated on throne.
Scene in vaulted room with tile floor.
Margins decorated with rectilinear frame around miniature and text, and with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by bird.

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