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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1440-1450
MS G.9 fol. 50r

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Christ: Presentation -- Anna, Prophetess, nimbed, holding basket containing two doves, Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, with hands joined, and Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with hands joined, all kneel before draped altar. Christ Child, cross nimbed, and swaddled is held by draped hands of Simeon, nimbed, wearing cap, on other side of altar. Scene in vaulted church with windows.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, including rose.

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