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Book of Hours
France, possibly Thérouanne, ca. 1300
MS M.60 fol. 1r

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, nimbed, approaches with scroll in left hand and right hand raised toward Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, with her right hand raised and book with two straps in her left hand.
Dove of Holy Ghost descends toward her head. Both figures stand, flanking vase of flowers.
Scene with gold background, within decorated initial D embellished with filigree in spandrels. Margins decorated with foliate extensions and inhabited by dog pursuing rabbit in the lower margin.

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