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Italy, Milan, ca. 1413
MS M.937 fol. 11r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Gabriel, nimbed, kneeling on one knee holds branch with flower in left and hand with right forefinger indicates Mary, kneeling with hands crosses, in front of chair and curtain and beside Prie-dieu, upon which is open book. Between then descends dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, amid rays.
David: in Prayer -- David, crowned, kneeling with joined hands raised, looks up toward God, nimbed, holding staff in left hand and making gesture of blessing with right hand, within rayed arc of heaven. Scene in landscape setting, within decorated initial A.
Margins decorated with floreate border. In bottom margin is empty escutcheon.

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