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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1475-1485
MS M.1077 fol. 76v

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Christ: Nativity -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing necklace, with arms crossed on breast, kneels, looking down at nude Christ Child, reclining on lower portion of her mantle. Joseph the Carpenter, shielding with right hand candle held with left hand, kneels at right looking down toward Christ Child. Ox is visible between Virgin Mary and Joseph.
Scene in building with thatched roof with hole; wattle fence in foreground.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including rose.

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