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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1400
MS M.264 fol. 50r

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Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna, decorated nimbus, left hand holding candle, right hand holding basket of doves, stands behind Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, veiled. She extends, Christ Child, cross-nimbed, nude, toward Simeon, decorated nimbus, both hands draped, standing before altar draped with fabric decorated with crosses and with retable of Crucifixion, receiving Him with both hands.
Scene against diapered background within gold frame.
Page decorated with foliate border with flowers.

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