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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.189 fol. 50v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, carrying crutch over right shoulder, walks at head of bridled donkey on which Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, sits sideways holding swaddled Christ Child, rays as nimbus.
Scene in landscape with tree, rocky outcrop, and in distance, hills on which is castle or city.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament, including thistle.

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