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Prayer book and life of St. Margaret
France, ca. 1390
MS M.947 fol. 33r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child: Type, Suckling -- Within initial D, Virgin Mary is seated on bench holding nude Christ Child with right hand, extending left breast to Him with left hand.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux inhabited by butterfly, parrot (?), bird, and rabbit.

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