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Book of Hours
France, Paris, 1495-1499
MS M.1110 fol. 37r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Below canopy, Virgin Mary, raising right hand, kneels at prie-dieu with open book, her left hand grasping edge of page. She looks toward Archangel Gabriel, wearing cross surmounted diadem (crown), indicating Mary with right hand and holding scepter with left hand. Dove of Holy Ghost descends from rays toward Mary.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including viola, rose, daisy, and strawberry, and inhabited by bird and fantastic animal.

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