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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1465
MS M.1027 fol. 100r

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Christ: Presentation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, stands with draped hands next to altar on which stands nude Christ Child, nimbed, extending His hands toward her. He is held by draped hands of Simeon. Behind Virgin Mary, Prophetess Anna holds basket, in which are three doves, with right hand and lighted candle with left hand. Joseph the Carpenter (?), holdng staff with right hand, and another man, both wearing hats, stand at end of the altar.
Scene in interior with traceried, leaded windows, below two trefoil arches flanking niche in which is statue.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including fern, columbine, and viola.

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