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Netherlands, possibly Haarlem, 1496
MS S.2 fol. 38r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, veiled, stands with two other figures, including one woman, before Simeon of Jerusalem, wearing miter, holding nude infant Christ Child and standing before draped altar with candlestick. A man, wearing hat, stands behind him. Scene in initial G.
Margin with floreate ornament, with bird in top margin and lower margin vignette:
Bestiary: Unicorn and Virgin -- Woman sits on ground with right hand on head of unicorn, laying across her lap.

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