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Prayer book
France, Tours or Paris, ca. 1511-1513
MS M.292 fol. 1v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, raising right hand, holding scepter with left hand, stands next to prie-dieu on which is open book. Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands, kneels behind the prie-dieu, looking toward Gabriel. Amid rays descending from upper left toward Mary, dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed, hovers in gold mandorla.
Miniature enclosed within frame; scene in circular room decorated with architectural ornament.

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