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Book of Hours
France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 13r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, holding scroll inscribed AVE GRACIA PLENA DO[MINUS] in left hand, kneeling on one knee, with right hand points up towards God, nimbed, emanating rays upon which descends dove of Holy Ghost toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling, turning from draped prie-dieu upon which is open book with pseudo-inscription. Scene in house with arch, leaded glass windows with tracery, and patterned floors.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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