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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
MS M.972 fol. 52r

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Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, stands holding with both hands, nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus. He is looking toward Evangelist John, nimbed, right hand in blessing over goblet held with left hand. Snakes emerge from the goblet.
Figures stand in grass against background of diaper.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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