MS G.55 fol. 122r

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 122r

Christ: Flight into Egypt — The Virgin Mary sits sideways on an ass and holds the swaddled Christ Child with both hands. Each of them has rays as a nimbus. Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, walks beside the bridled ass, holding a rein in his right hand. At the left, an ox follows behind the ass. Only the head of the ox is visible. The scene is set in a landscape with rocky outcrops. A city and mountains are in the distance. The top of the frame is trimmed.
The margins are decorated with floreate ornament. A monogram of the initials A and P linked by a love knot is in the lower margin. Text, Suffrages.