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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1450
MS M.168 fol. 12r

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Christ: Presentation -- Nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, stands on altar draped with cross inscribed altar cloth. With right hand, He gestures toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, her right hand extended toward Him. He looks back over His left shoulder toward Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing soft hat, with purse at waist, leaning over altar with draped hands. Behind altar stand four men, wearing hats, one pointed, and one woman wearing hat and wimple.
Scene in building with windows, and apse in which hangs lamp.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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