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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.151 fol. 40r

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Christ: Presentation -- Tonsured deacon, holding aspergil in right hand, stands behind Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing high priest's vestments, standing behind draped altar and extending draped hands toward nude Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, held in both hands by Virgin Mary, nimbed. Around the Virgin stand Joseph the Carpenter, with joined hands raised, woman wearing wimpled veil, with joined hands raised, and Prophetess Anna, wearing turban with jeweled brooch, holding candle in right hand and basket of doves in left hand.
Miniature enclosed in architectural frame consisting of columns enclosing statues and topped by prophets (?), one with joined hands raised and the other wearing hat; and two pinnacled arches flanking corbel upon which stands third prophet (?), wearing headdress, with joined hands raised.

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