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A Woman in Prayer before the Virgin and Child
Follower of the Egerton Master (French / Netherlandish, active about 1405 - 1420)
Paris, France (Place created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 19.1 × 14 cm (7 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)
A noblewoman kneels at the feet of the
Although books of hours were written primarily in Latin in the early 1400s, they often included a prayer or two in the owner's native language. This image appears before a prayer to the Virgin written in French, which indicates the text had special devotional meaning for her and required careful reading.
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