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Farnese Hours
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 60r

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Virgin Mary, wearing headdress, seated on chair, embraces nude Christ Child, seated on cushion on her lap. Joseph the Carpenter, stands, leaning on crutch, behind them.
Scene under roof of open shed, in which is vase on bench.
Margin enclosed by frame decorated by scrolls surmounted by heads(mask); foliate ornament; vases containing foliage; winged head.

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