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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 063v

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Christ: Presentation -- Female attendant, wearing hat and holding basket with right hand, stands behind Virgin Mary, holding candle in right hand before draped altar upon which are two candlesticks. On opposite side of the altar, Simeon, wearing miter, holds in draped hands nude Christ Child, over the altar. Joseph the Carpenter, with joined hands (?) stands at the end of the altar. In background are six figures, two with joined hands raised, and two who are tonsured. Scene in room with columns and five windows.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, inhabited by deer attacked by dog.

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