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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 61r

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated sideways on donkey, holding swaddled Christ Child, rays as nimbus. Joseph the Carpenter, holding reins in left hand, walks at head of donkey.
Scene in landscape with trees, house on hill, and hills in distance.
Margin, lower:
Christ: Flight into Egypt, Miracle of Cornfield -- Man, wearing hat, tunic held as pouch, walks next to field and before line of soldiers wearing helmet and armor, one holding spear.
Scene in landscape with trees, rocks, and hills.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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