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France, probably Mons, between 1490 and 1500
M.33 fol. 46r

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Virgin Mary and Christ Child: Type, Foetus -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, rayed foetus in abdomen, kneels (?) with joined hands raised. Rays from sky extend toward foetus. Virgin is flanked by David, with harp in left hand, raising right hand, and by male figure, wearing hat, right hand raised, and palm branch (?) in left hand.
In illusionistic border are flowers, including lily.

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