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France, Mont-Saint-Michel, ca. 1060
MS M.641 fol. 18r

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Christ: Presentation -- Veiled female attendant and Joseph the Carpenter hold two doves in their draped hands. Both stand behind Virgin Mary veiled, presenting Christ Child, cross-nimbed, raising His right hand in blessing toward Simeon extending his hands above altar. To right, veiled Prophetess Anna stands with her arms raised (orant?). All figures nimbed.
Scene under architectural frame; frame decorated with foliate ornament.
Illustration for Collect of Feast of Purification of the Virgin.

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