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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1515
MS M.732 fol. 31v

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Virgin Mary: Adoration of Christ Child-- Ray of light shining through hole in wall of building falls on Christ Child, nimbed, nude, lying in wattle basket. Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, half-figure, hands joined, and Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, holding lantern, adore Christ Child. Ox and ass flank the basket. Landscape visible through hole in wall and archway of building.
Miniature framed by illusionistic architectural frame.

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