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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 375v

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Christ: Presentation -- Amid crowd, Joseph the Carpenter, holding dove in each hand, and Prophetess Anna, holding two candles, look on as Virgin Mary, nimbed, extends Christ Child, nimbed, held in draped hands, toward Simeon, extending both hands toward Christ Child.
Scene framed by border decorated with illusionistic architectural ornament, including niches with two sculptures of female figures and one niche with crowned female figure, possibly Virgin Mary, holding palm branch in right hand and book in left hand.

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