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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1440-1450
MS G.9 fol. 54v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding swaddled Christ Child, cross nimbed, is seated sideways on ass led by Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing hat, holding bridle with right hand and walking stick with left hand, over left shoulder. Scene in hilly landscape with trees; city in background below starry sky.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament.

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