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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 41v

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, extends arms to nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, crouching on draped altar on which is knife. He looks back at her and extends arms to draped hands of Simeon, wearing cap, with purse at waist, standing on opposite side of the altar. Behind the altar stand prophetess Anna, nimbed, holding candle, and holy woman, nimbed and veiled with wimple, and beardless man.
Scene framed by arch with architectural decoration.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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