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France, Savoy or Besançon, ca. 1470
MS M.196 fol. 60v

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Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, with joined hands, is seated at feet of Christ and God, both with crossed nimbus and seated on bench (?). Angel, descending, touches crown on head of Virgin Mary. Christ touches the crown with right hand and raises left in blessing; God raises right hand in blessing and holds tripartite globe with left hand.
Scene before cloth of honor draped betweeen two walls with windows.
Margins decorated with rectilinear frame around miniature and text, and with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by bird.

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