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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.170 fol. 41r

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels in frontal pose. Behind her, Christ, nimbed, right hand raised in blessing, holding crown with left hand, sits next to God, nimbed, right hand holding the crown, with cross surmounted globe in left hand. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovers between them amid rays. All against blue starry background within mandorla of red angels, many with joined hands.
Foliate initial C with floreate ornament. Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry and inhabited by two fantastic animals and bird.

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