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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 51v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Joseph the arpenter, holds bundle on pedum in left hand and in right hand holds rope attached to ass, upon wihcih sits Virgin, rays as nimbus, holding swaddled Christ Child, rays as nimbus. Behind then is woman, holding box in left hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Innocents: Massacre -- Margins are decorated with floreate border, including grapevines, inhabited by half-figure of man, wearing pointed hat. In lower margin, Soldier, wearing armor, raises sword in right hand and holds infant in left hand. Beside him stands mother, with hands extended.

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