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Large historiated initial R with the Annunciation
Italy, 19th or 20th century
MS M.260er

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Dove of Holy Ghost, rayed nimbus, descends on Virgin Mary, seated outside building, with book on lap. Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, hands crossed at breast, appears before her, floating in air. Above, God, nimbed, half-figure, looks on.
Scene within initial R decorated with foliate ornament extending to upper, left, and lower margins.

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