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Germany, Nuremberg, 1507-1510
MS M.905 II, fol. 205r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child: Type, Apocalyptic Woman -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing crown (Bugelkrone), emanating sun's rays and standing on crescent moon, holds scepter in right hand and on draped left arm, nude Christ Child, nimbed, hands grasping an object. Figures within decorated initial S.
In lower margin, hawk flies to coop enclosing seven chicks, amid foliate ornament
In right margin, fountain with fluted basin and two lion-head spouts. Two pheasants (?) stand on edge of the basin, one bending to drink. All amid foliate ornament.

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