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Netherlands, possibly Haarlem, 1496
MS S.2 fol. 31r

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary kneels with joined hands raised before nude infant Christ Child, laying on ground in shed. Scene in initial G.
Margin with floreate ornament and vignette:
Shepherds: Annunciation -- In top margin is angel, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELIS DEO ET IN PAX HO[MI]N[I]B[US] BONE. In lower margin are five shepherds, including two wearing hats, standing in a circle holding hands.

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