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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 496v

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Virgin Mary: Birth -- Midwife takes in both hands infant Virgin Mary, nimbed, nude, from Anna, nimbed, reclining in canopied bed. Attendant, wearing fillet, stands beside midwife.
Miniature and text framed by border decorated with pea flowers and inhabited by two butterflies.

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