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England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 17r

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Virgin Mary: Infancy, Instruction -- Joachim, wearing hat, stands, holding gloves in his right hand, and raises his left hand above child Virgin Mary standing and holding up open inscribed book (partly illegible). Anna, wearing berbette and snood, stands with her left hand touching the Virgin's left shoulder.
Scene with patterned background, beneath double arcade of pointed trefoils, within decorated frame with foliate terminals at corners.

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