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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 067v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, veiled, sits astride ass and holds Christ Child, suckling her exposed left breast. Beside them is Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat, carrying bundle over left shoulder. Scene in landscape setting, with buildings in distance across water.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, inhabited by two bears supporting escutcheon with arms of Jouvenel des Ursins.

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