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France, Bourges, ca. 1473
MS M.677 fol. 104r

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Christ: Nativity -- Christ Child, nude, lies on wattled crib next to ass and ox. Nimbed Virgin Mary kneels before Him, hands joined. Behind her is Joseph the Carpenter, orant. Six angels hover above. Scene set in stable, with wooden roof, surrounded by wattled fence. Behind fence, group of figures look on. In background is landscape with castle.

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