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France, Rouen, 1470-1480
MS M.312 fol. 66v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols and Miracle of Cornfield -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated sideways on ass, holding Christ Child, crossed nimbus. Joseph the Carpenter walks leads ass by bridle.
At left are two angles, one with hands crossed and one with joined hands raised.
In background, idol falls from pedestal.
In distance, soldiers, wearing armorand carrying spears, follow soldier on horseback and man, wearing hat and raising right hand, beside cornfield.
Buildings in landscape in distance.
Margin decorated with floreate ornament, including daisies, roses, and strawberries, inhabited by two birds, fantastic animal, and hybrid man, wearing hat.

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