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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 66v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, kneels with joined hands before God, nimbed and wearing triple crowned papal tiara, extending right hand in blessing, resting left hand on cross-surmounted tripartite globe, and sitting on throne with canopy. In background three red angels sing (?); two of them hold cloth of honor behind Virgin Mary.
Hybrid bird in landscape flanked by two bushes from which emerge birds.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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