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Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 158v

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing cross-inscribed veil, sits on cushioned bench with feet on footstool. She holds Christ Child, cross-nimbed, caressing her chin with His right hand, grasping her right arm with His left hand, and reclining on her lap.
Figures within initial A decorated with foliage and foliate masks, at beginning of Prayer to Virgin Mary.

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