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France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 8v

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Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna, nimbed, wearing wimpled veil, holds candle and basket containing four doves, standing behind veiled, nimbed Virgin Mary, raising Christ Child, cross-nimbed, over draped altar toward raised draped hands of bald, nimbed Simeon.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with gold balls and filigree in spandrels. Margins decorated with foliate extensions and beast head.

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